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Vasco da Gama : Renaissance crusader

Author: Glenn Joseph Ames
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2005.
Series: Library of world biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and career of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, telling of his voyages in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and discussing his influence on the course of world history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama; Vasco da Gama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Joseph Ames
ISBN: 0321092821 9780321092823
OCLC Number: 55700290
Description: xviii, 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Editor's preface --
Author's preface --
Life of Vasco da Gama: a chronology --
1: Allure of the sea: Africa and beyond, 1415-1497 --
2: Epic first voyage: preparations and the Coasts of Africa, 1497-1498 --
3: Epic first voyage: India and the return home, 1498-1499 --
4: Spoils of success: wealth, fame, and a second voyage to India, 1499-1503 --
5: Good life: family and fortune in Portugal, ca 1504-1523 --
6: Viceroy of India, 1524: the culmination of a life and a career --
Epilogue --
Note on the sources --
Major personalities --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Library of world biography.
Responsibility: Glenn J. Ames.

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