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Columbus and the Age of Discovery
In Search of Columbus
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Seven part documentary series which chronicles Christopher Columbus' voyage and the age in which he lived. Explores the ramifications of European exploration on both their own cultures and that of the indigenous populations. An international co-production kicking off the 500th anniversary of the first voyage of Columbus. Series filmed on location in Argentina, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Egypt, England, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States and Venezuela. Featuring Mauricio Obregon as the principal on-camera Columbus expert. Narrated by Will Lyman. Series release date: 10/1991

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Although he had helped define it, Columbus would never know the modern world. This program follows the path of the Admiral's fourth and final voyage, and explores perceptions of Columbus by different nations and cultures on the eve of the quincentenary.



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Chicago: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; In Search of Columbus,” 10/10/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136B97A870004B19AC760803AAEF0699.
MLA: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; In Search of Columbus.” 10/10/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136B97A870004B19AC760803AAEF0699>.
APA: Columbus and the Age of Discovery; In Search of Columbus. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136B97A870004B19AC760803AAEF0699
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