Developed by the Centre for Overseas History located at the New University of Lisbon and the University of the Azores, this encyclopedia makes a wide range of materials related to the educational and cultural history of the discoveries of Portugal available to the web-browsing public. The project is meant for a broad audience, including academics, students, and persons with an interest in the age of exploration. The contents of the site are available in Portuguese and English, and visitors can click one of eight thematic areas (such as "Toponyms" and "Religion") to start their journey. After clicking on one of these themes, visitors will find a list of related terms on the left-hand side of the page. Clicking on one of these terms will return additional materials, and a list of related associated terms and words contained elsewhere within the virtual encyclopedia. It's a handy way to find other material that might be of interest, and it might even spark a new area to explore. Finally, visitors can also perform a "free search" across the entire work via a search engine in the top right-hand corner of the site.


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