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Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An epic narrative history of the New World and the people who discovered and conquered it, this book covers the rise of the Spanish Empire from 1490 to 1522.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomas
ISBN: 0297645633 9780297645634
OCLC Number: 52695525
Description: xix, 604 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Spain at the crossroads --
Columbus --
Bobadilla and Ovando --
Diego Colon --
Balboa and Pedrarias --
Cisneros --
Charles, king and emperor --
New Spain --
Magellan and Elcano --
The new empire. Bk. 1. Spain at the Crossroads --
1. 'This city is a wife, whose husband is the hill' --
2. 'The only happy country' --
3. 'Great tranquillity and order' --
Bk. 2. Columbus --
4. 'Only by monarchs' --
5. 'For God's sake, tell me what you are singing' --
6. 'A white stretch of land' --
7. 'Tears in the royal eyes' --
8. 'They love their neighbours as themselves' --
9. 'We concede the islands and lands discovered by you' --
10. 'As if in their own country' --
11. 'Mainland, no island' --
12. 'Whether we can sell those slaves or not' --
13. 'Malevolent jokes of the goddess Fortune' --
Bk. 3. Bobadilla and Ovando --
14. 'To course o'er better waters ... ' --
15. 'The greatest good that we can wish for' --
16. 'Teach them and indoctrinate them with good customs' --
17. 'Children must constantly obey their parents' --
18. 'You ought to send one hundred black slaves' --
19. 'And they leapt onto the land' --
20. 'Call this other place Amerige' --
Bk. 4. Diego Colon --
21. 'A voice crying in the wilderness' --
22. 'Infidels may justly defend themselves' --
23. 'Without partiality, love or hatred' --
Bk. 5. Balboa and Pedrarias --
24. 'They took possession of all that sea' --
25. 'A man very advanced in excess' --
Bk. 6. Cisneros --
26. 'King Fernando! He is dead!' --
27. 'Go back and see what is happening' --
Bk. 7. Charles, King and Emperor --
28. 'The best place in the world for blacks' --
29. 'It is clear as the day ... ' --
30. 'I was moved to act by a natural compassion' --
31. 'For empire comes from God alone' --
32. 'The new golden land' --
Bk. 8. New Spain --
33. 'I am to pass away like a faded flower' --
34. 'This land is the richest in the world' --
35. 'O our lord, thou has suffered' --
Bk. 9. Magellan and Elcano --
36. 'Go with good fortune' --
Bk. 10. The New Empire --
37. 'The New Emperor' --
38. 'From the poplars I come, mama' --
Family Tree: The Columbus family and the Dukes of Alba --
Family Tree: The Spanish Royal Family --
Family Tree: The Mendoza family --
Family Tree: The Ponce de Leon family --
Family Tree: The Fonseca family --
App. The costs of becoming Emperor, 1519 --
App. Vessels sailing to and from the Indies, 1504-22.
Responsibility: Hugh Thomas.
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