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Columbus Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. 1991.

Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Publisher: Oxford OUP 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

An introductory study of Columbus and his achievements, this book covers his early life in Genoa, the beginnings of European overseas exploration, the quest for patronage of his enterprise, the four  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
ISBN: 0192158988 9780192158987
OCLC Number: 561101087
Description: 218 pages : illustrations, plates
Contents: "A man raised from nought" - from Genoa to the Atlantic c1450-c1480; "the secrets of this world" - the formation of plans and tastes c1480-1492; "his manifest hand" - the quest for patronage c1484-1492; "the conquest of what appears to impossible" - the first Atlantic crossing August 1492-March 1493; "your more divine than human journey" - March 1493-June 1498 and the second crossing; "your will to continue in this enterprise" - the Hispaniola colony 1496-1499; "that sea of blood" - 1500-1504 and the last crossing; "the messenger of a new haven" - decline, death and reputation.


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