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Holy war : how Vasco da Gama's epic voyages turned the tide in a centuries-old clash of civilizations

Author: Nigel Cliff
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A new interpretation of Vasco da Gama's revolutionary voyages, which were seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam, explores the tragic collision of cultures resulting from his journeys to the Indies.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Cliff
ISBN: 9780061735127 0061735124
OCLC Number: 703206410
Description: x, 547 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Origins. East and West ; The Holy Land ; A family war ; The ocean sea ; The end of the world ; The rivals --
pt. 2. Exploration. The commander ; Learning the ropes ; The Swahili coast ; Riding the monsoon ; Kidnap ; Dangers and delights ; A Venetian in Lisbon --
pt. 3. Crusade. The Admiral of India ; Shock and awe ; Standoff at sea ; Empire of the waves ; The King's deputy ; The crazy sea.
Responsibility: Nigel Cliff.

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A new interpretation of Vasco da Gama's revolutionary voyages, which were seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam, explores the tragic collision of cultures resulting from his journeys to the Indies.

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