Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbus' World
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- Columbus and the Age of Discovery
- Columbus' World
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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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"COLUMBUS'S WORLD" TRAVELS TO CHINA, THE SPICE ISLANDS, CAIRO, VENICE, GENOA, AND ISTANBUL TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE 15TH CENTURY AND SET THE STAGE FOR CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS'S GREAT SEAGOING ADVENTURE. "AN IDEA TAKES SHAPE" LOOKS AT COLUMBUS'S MOTIVATIONS, AND CHRONICLES HIS LONG AND ARDUOUS SEARCH FOR PATRONAGE TO FUND HIS WESTWARD ROUTE TO THE ORIENT, IN ADDITION TO EXAMINING THE ADVANCES IN SHIPBUILDING AND NAVIGATION THAT MADE COLUMBUS'S VOYAGES POSSIBLE.
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- Chicago: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbus' World,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C72A925E0E5545B883DDDFF25E69F208.
- MLA: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbus' World.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C72A925E0E5545B883DDDFF25E69F208>.
- APA: Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbus' World. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C72A925E0E5545B883DDDFF25E69F208