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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
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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.

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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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