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date: 21 June 2024


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Philip J. SternPhilip J. Stern, Philip J. SternPhilip J. Stern

[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of exploration in Africa.]By most historians’ accounts, the so-called European age of exploration, discovery, or reconnaissance began with the travels of the Venetian merchant and traveler Marco Polo through the Middle East, South Asia, and China (... ...

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