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Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Works: 237 works in 854 publications in 4 languages and 27,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Naval history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Adapter, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: E111, 909
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Publications about Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publications by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Most widely held works by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Amerigo : the man who gave his name to America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,012 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and times of Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure adventurer, salesman, sorcerer, and relentless borrower of others' experiences and achievements who gave his name to the continents of the New World
Millennium : a history of the last thousand years by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,705 libraries worldwide
Presents an unprecedented vision of genuinely global history
Columbus by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
Discusses the character of Columbus in the context of the world of the late fifteenth century
The Times atlas of world exploration : 3,000 years of exploring, explorers, and mapmaking ( Map )
15 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
A region-by-region look at the progress of world exploration recreates the process of discovery by illustrating successive visions of the world over the centuries--from 1200 B.C. to the mapping of Antarctica in 1970
Near a thousand tables : a history of food by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Explores eight milestones in the cultural and culinary history of food, including the origins of cooking, the ritualization of eating, the inception of herding, the invention of agriculture, the rise of the class system, food trade, ecological exchanges, and the industrialization and globalization of food
Pathfinders : a global history of exploration by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Presenting the subject on a truly global scale, historian Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. From the maritime expeditions connecting Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to the exotic land of Punt in the second millennium BCE, through the merchants and missionaries of the ancient Silk Roads and the great Iberian explorers of the fifteenth century, to the nineteenth-century explorations of the polar regions, interior Africa, North America, and the South Pacific, Fernández-Armesto spins a narrative full of character and story. Embedding these explorations in the cultures, politics, and technologies of their times, he creates a history with depth and breadth.--From publisher description
The Spanish Armada : the experience of war in 1588 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Drawing extensively on personal accounts, this book gives a vivid picture of what it was like to fight this grueling war. It describes the common experience and sufferings of those who took part on both sides; the chaotic strategic preparations; the muddled thinking of the higher command; the frustration, misery, pain, and fear in battle; and of the hopeless struggle against the common enemy, the appalling weather
The Americas : a hemispheric history by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Offers a history of North, Central, and South America, identifying the common forces at work in the hemisphere and the cross-cultural interactions and conflicts in evidence
Ideas that changed the world by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
Authoritative, Compelling, provocative: internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical notions that have shaped our world since the dawn of civilization. Over 175 of the world's most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained -- from cannibalism to zen, from time to the unconscious, from logic to chaos theory. The author's wide-ranging and unashamedly personal analysis is accompanied by a stimulating mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts vividly to life. Chronologically Arranged, the format of this book nevertheless allows you to start at the beginning or dip in at any point. The connections between ground-breaking ideas are highlighted throughout, along with expert suggestions for thought-provoking further reading
Civilizations : culture, ambition, and the transformation of nature by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Erudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, Civilizations redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To the author, Oxford historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a society's relationship to climate, geography, and ecology are paramount in determining its degree of success. "Unlike previous attempts to write the comparative history of civilizations," he writes, "it is arranged environment by environment, rather than. By. Or society by society." Thus, for example, tundra civilizations of Ice Age Europe are linked with those of the Inuit of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi Mound Builders with the deforesters of 11th-century Europe. Civilizations brilliantly connects the world of ecologist, geologist, and geographer with the panorama of cultural history. - Back cover
Before Columbus : exploration and colonisation from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Almost from the moment Martin Luther tacked his theses to the door, Protestants and Catholics have disagreed violently on the question of the Reformation's merits - some Catholics have traced a direct line from the Reformation to Nietzsche and the death of God, while Protestants have given it credit for everything from the rise of capitalism to the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions - but they have been as one in agreeing that the Reformation was an unprecedented event, a seismic shift in consciousness that divides the history of Christianity into before and after. Or does it? Eight years ago, world-renowned historians Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and Derek Wilson were brought together by the BBC to debate this very point. The more heatedly they argued, the more their once-rigid positions melted and merged, and they resolved to link hands in an extraordinary journey of exploration into the nature of Christianity over the past five hundred years
Ferdinand and Isabella by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
16 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami
Truth : a history and a guide for the perplexed by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
In examining the history of truth, truth-finding, and truth-telling, the author spans "from truth-telling techologies of earlier societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers, from the building of the pyramids to cubist art, from spiritualism to science, and from New York to New Guinea."--Jacket
1492 : the year the world began by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Felipe Fernández-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to a single fateful year. Everything changed in 1492: the way power and wealth were distributed around the globe, the way major religions and civilizations divided the world, and the increasing interconnectedness of separate economies that we now call globalization
Sadat and his statecraft by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Columbus and the conquest of the impossible by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 635 libraries worldwide
The Times illustrated history of Europe by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the history of Europe from the Ice Age to the early 1990's
The Canary Islands after the conquest : the making of a colonial society in the early sixteenth century by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 578 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Armesto, Felipe Fernández.
Armesto, Felipe Fernández, 1950-
Fernaandez-Armesto, Felipe.
Fernanadez-Armesto, Felipe.
Fernández-Armesto, F.
Fernández Armesto, F. 1950-
Fernández-Armesto, F. (Felipe)
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe.
Fernández Armesto, Felipe 1950-
Fernandez-Armesto, Filipe.
Fernandez-Arnesto, Felipe.
Fernández, Felipe, 1950-
Ferrandez-Armesto, Felipe.
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