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New World

The "New World" is a term applied to the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas. The term gained prominence in the early 16th century, during the Europe's Age of Discovery, shortly after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci concluded America represented a new continent, and subsequently published his findings in a pamphlet titled Mundus Novus. This realization expanded the geographical horizon of classical European geographers, who had thought the world consisted of Africa, Europe, and Asia, collectively now referred to as the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia. The Americas were also referred to as the fourth part of the world.

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21,885
Prior Five Years
4,396
Total Citations
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173,363
Prior Five Years
10,931
Total Scholars
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17,146
Prior Five Years
12,034

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