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Age of Exploration: Now published

June 19, 2018

Digital primary sources tracing voyage and discovery across five centuries

Age of Exploration, a new digital primary source collection is now available from Adam Matthew Digital.

This collection tells the story of European maritime exploration from the earliest voyages of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus, through the age of discovery, to the race for the Poles. From Drake and Cook’s voyages, to Shackleton and Franklin’s polar expeditions, students and scholars are invited to explore five centuries of journeys across the globe with this impressive multi-archive collection.

“This remarkable collection provides the documentary base to interpret some of the major movements of the age of exploration. The variety of the sources made available opens perspectives that should challenge students and bring the period to life. It is a collection that promotes both historical analysis and imagination.”- Emeritus Professor John Gascoigne, University of New South Wales

Age of Exploration contains a variety of richly visual materials that will engage and fascinate students and researchers of global history. Diaries and journals, logbooks, manuscripts, rare books, correspondence, scientific and government documents, maps and charts, objects, and early film footage give access to the changing shape of exploration throughout the ages.

Age of Exploration is available now. For more information visit and contact for a free 30-day trial.


About Adam Matthew Digital ( Adam Matthew Digital, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, is an award-winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to twentieth century history, literature and culture. Their aim is to reimagine primary sources, to empower current and future generations to challenge, analyse and debate.

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