Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire

Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: 9780141034485 0141034483
OCLC Number: 697471988
Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Description: xx, 764 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Hugh Thomas.


Tells the story of the hundreds of conquistadors who set sail on the precarious journey across the Atlantic - taking with them wheat, the horse, the guitar and the wheel as well as guns, malaria and  Read more...


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"As a historian, Thomas is master of the big picture ! Rivers of Gold sweeps us restlessly on" - Jonathan Keates, Spectator 'As an intelligent and incisive narrative the book would be hard to Read more...

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