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Columbus: And the Conquest of the Impossible

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Publisher Comments:

A highly readable and controversial portrait of a man driven by religion, influenced by mysticism, and, at best, a primitive navigator who barely knew how to use his ship's instruments. A pre-eminent historian calls into question earlier findings by himself and other scholars. With a new introduction and updates that reassess Columbus's skills, motivations, and beliefs--placing him firmly in the context of his own time. "...In a class of his own for serious scholarship."--Spectator.

Synopsis:

This controversial biography of Christopher Columbus argues that he is best understood as a primitive celestial navigator, fuelled by a progressive religiosity yet strongly influenced by mysticism and millennarianism.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842120842
Subtitle:
And the Conquest of the Impossible
Author:
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Author:
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Publisher:
Phoenix
Location:
London
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
America
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - Quamut
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Phoenix Press
Publication Date:
20010630
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of b/w illus.,
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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