Portugal & Spain: The Age of Discovery

September 3 - 17, 2016

For the Europeans whose collective spirit shaped the Renaissance half a millennium ago, there was an acute sense – or so it seems in hindsight – of being at the intersection of two epochs, as old ways of thinking rapidly gave way to new insights, ambitions and dreams.

This feeling of transition also had a geographical dimension: what had previously been the only world that people assumed existed was suddenly the Old World. And somewhere far to the west lay its unknown counterweight – a pla ...Show more

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