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Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Works: 140 works in 1,007 publications in 9 languages and 28,446 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Maps  Naval history  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Publications about Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publications by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Most widely held works by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Columbus by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,033 libraries worldwide
Discusses the character of Columbus in the context of the world of the late fifteenth century
Amerigo : the man who gave his name to America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,991 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 )
45 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
Presents an unprecedented vision of genuinely global history
Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,604 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. The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of America's Hispanic past. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater. This narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spain's first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spain's expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of "Manifest Destiny" and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future, and here the author presents its Hispanic past. -- From book jacket
Pathfinders : a global history of exploration by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,346 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
Near a thousand tables : a history of food by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,255 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
The Times atlas of world exploration : 3,000 years of exploring, explorers, and mapmaking by Times Books Ltd. (Londres)( Map )
31 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,244 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
Civilizations : culture, ambition, and the transformation of nature by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 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
The Americas : a hemispheric history by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 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
The Spanish Armada : the experience of war in 1588 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
The Spanish Armada challenges that view. On the 400th anniversary of the famous sea battle, it offers a more balanced account of the confrontation between the Spanish and British naval powers than has previously been presented. According to Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, the British did not "defeat" the Spaniards; rather, the event should be seen as a "failure" of the Armada to invade British territory. Miles from home, with many of its crew sick, and fighting in stormy waters, the Spanish fleet did well, Fernandez argues, not to be completely routed. Further, he says, it reflects badly on the British not to have inflicted more damage on such a disadvantaged opponent
Before Columbus : exploration and colonisation from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Ferdinand and Isabella by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 735 libraries worldwide
The authors lay out their argument with grace, virtuosity, and penetrating intelligence, without once losing sight of the human scale, the individual and social experience of being a Christian in modern history. Their insights are as a salve to the wounds of five hundred years of sectarian bitterness and bloodshed
Truth : a history and a guide for the perplexed by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 616 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
Sadat and his statecraft by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Humankind : a brief history by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
"Chimps and humans are objectively so alike that an anthropologist from Mars might classify them together; advances in artificial intelligence mean that humans no longer have exclusive access to reason, consciousness and imagination; developments in genetics threaten humanity with an uncertain future. The harder we cling to the concept of humanity, the more slippery it becomes. But if it breaks down altogether, what will this mean for human values, human rights, and the defense of human dignity?" "Humankind confronts these problems from a historical perspective, showing how our current understanding of what it means to be human has been shaken by new challenges from science and philosophy. The author shows how our concept of humankind has changed over time, tracing its faltering expansion to its present limits and arguing that these limits are neither fixed nor scientifically verifiable. Controversially, he proposes that we have further to go in developing our concept of humankind and that we need to rethink it as a matter of urgency."--Jacket
The conquistadors : a very short introduction by Matthew Restall( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the rol
The Canary Islands after the conquest : the making of a colonial society in the early sixteenth century by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 389 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Armesto, Felipe Fernández.
Armesto Felipe Fernández- 1950-....
Feinandezi-Ameisituo, Feilipu, 1950-
Felipe Fernández-Armesto historiador britànic
Felipe Fernández-Armesto historiador británico
Felipe Fernández-Armesto historien britannique
Felipe Fernández-Armesto historyk brytyjski
Fernaandez-Armesto, Felipe.
Fernanadez-Armesto, Felipe.
Fernández-Armesto, F.
Fernández Armesto, F. 1950-
Fernández-Armesto, F. (Felipe)
Fernández Armesto, F. (Felipe), 1950-
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
Fernández Armesto, Felipe 1950-
Fernandez-Armesto, Filipe.
Fernandez-Arnesto, Felipe.
Fernández, Felipe 1950-
Ferrandez-Armesto, Felipe.
Фелипе Фернандес-Арместо
Фелипе Фернандес-Арместо британский историк
ארמסטו, פליפה פרננדז-
פרננדז-ארמסטו, פליפה
페르난데스-아르메스토, 펠리페
アルメスト, フェリペ・フェルナンデス
フェルナンデス=アルメスト, フェリペ
費 南德茲-阿梅斯托, 菲立普, 1950-
English (386)
Spanish (23)
Italian (8)
German (5)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
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