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Before Columbus : exploration and colonisation from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd pbk. printView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
ISBN: 0812214129 9780812214123
OCLC Number: 34333393
Description: x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: From the Mediterranean ... --
The island conquests of the House of Barcelona. Majorca, 'the Kingdom in the sea' ; Ibiza and Formentera ; 'Proceeding eastwards': Minorca and Sardinia ; Aragon's dynastic 'empire' --
The first 'Atlantic' empire: Andalusia and its environs. The conquest of Upper Andalusia ; The conquest of Seville ; The fate of the Moors ; The nature of settlement --
A Mediterranean land empire: Sharq Al Andalūs. Valencia and Northern Murcia: conquest and division ; Colonial society in Valencia ; Southern Murcia ; An imperial formation --
The Genoese Mediterranean. The 'absence' of the state ; The sovereign colonies ; 'Ambivalence': typical Genoese colonisation and trade ; The transmission of Genoese influence --
The rim of Africa. The condition of the Maghrib ; The Aragonese Protectorate ; The merchant colonists ; The lure of the gold trade --
pt. 2: ... To the Atlantic --
Mapping the Eastern Atlantic. The early phases of Atlantic navigation ; The exploration of the Canaries ; The mapping of the Archipelagoes ; The 'unknown pilots' --
The Atlantic crucible. Fourteenth-century beginnings ; Béthencourt, La Salle and the Peraza ; The Islands of the Infantes ; The rounding of Africa's bulge ; The Portuguese colonies --
From the Canaries to the New World. The context of Columbus ; The last Canarian conquests ; Granada, the Canaries and America ; The 'rise' of Portugal and Castile --
The mental horizon. The 'discovery of man' ; The image of the world.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Other Titles: Exploration and colonization from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492
Responsibility: Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

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