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Columbus

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe.
Columbus.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90025592
(OCoLC)22888220
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
OCLC Number: 551318674
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 218 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. A man 'raised from nought' : from Genoa to the Atlantic, c.1450-c.1480 --
2. 'The secrets of this world' : the formation and plans of tastes, c.1480-1492 --
3. 'His manifest hand' : the quest for patronage, c.1484-1492 --
4. 'The conquest of what appears impossible' : the first Atlantic crossing, August 1492-March 1493 --
5. 'Your more divine than human journey' : March 1493-June 1496 and the second crossing --
6. 'Your will to continue in this enterprise' : June 1496-August 1498 and the third crossing --
7. 'The devil has been at work' : the Hispaniola colony, 1496-1499 --
8. 'That sea of blood' : 1500-1504 and the last crossing --
9. 'The messenger of a new heaven' : decline, death, and reputation.
Responsibility: Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

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