The Voyage Was Necessary: Renaissance Readings of the Portuguese Voyage


  • Isabel Soler Universitat de Barcelona (UB)



History of the Portuguese Renaissance voyage, travel literature, travel and humanism, history of Portugal 15th-16th centuries


By bringing news about what the world held, the Portuguese oceanic voyage offered the Renaissance intellectual process the experience necessary for the construction of the modern world. This news spread rapidly throughout Europe and, at the same time, intertwined with both older beliefs and the new humanist ways of explaining reality.

Author Biography

Isabel Soler, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)