The Age of Discovery is an introductory text for undergraduate courses in maritime history and the age of exploration. This series of essays, developed from an NEH Summer Institute in Early Modern Maritime History at the John Carter Brown Library, summarizes the latest interpretations in this
field, introducing students to the wider literature. There is no other up-to-date, basic text currently available in this field.
"This book's value to the general reader is that it is a very current and engrossing compilation of essays, written by
authoritative leaders in their fields, which combine to form a solid introduction to a complex field of endeavor." -- Richard Eddy, Nautical Research Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3.
"… the book is extremely readable and enlightening." -- Steve Ritchie, Journal of the International Map Collectors' Society, Spring 1998.
"Professor Hattendorf is to be congratulated on the achievement of his team of historians." -- David B. Quinn, Newfoundland Studies, 14, 1(1998)