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Contemporary history

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World: at San Salvador, W.I., Oct. 12th 1492.
The Reformation in the 16th century was just one part of a wider fundamental change in Europe: the Renaissance, a period that represents the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern age. It was a time of economic, cultural and intellectual advancement, but also of major political upheaval.