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Breve Historia de Cristobal Colon (Breve Historia)

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This book includes the truth about the prodigious admiral who spearheaded the Discovery of the Americas in this revealing and thorough story. It starts with his origins and mysterious youth, examines his petitions to the Catholic monarchy, and chronicles his travels and ambitious adventure in the New World, which helped him accumulate wealth and power. In this story, Columbus's own personality and history are given priority over the controversies revolving around his origin or the location of his remains. Readers will learn about his beginnings in sailing, how he gained the financial support of the Catholic monarchs for his journey, and how his children managed what they inherited from their father: the governance of the West Indies for his son Diego, and for his son Hernando, the cultural heritage in the form of the personal library of 15,000 books and the official recognition of the Spanish Emperor Charles I, who employed him as a cosmographer for several important projects.

Toda la verdad sobre el navegante que realizó la gran hazaña del descubrimiento de América. Una crónica reveladora y rigurosa: desde su origen y misteriosa juventud, las Capitulaciones de Santa Fe con los Reyes Católicos hasta sus viajes y la ambiciosa aventura en el Nuevo Mundo que le permitió acumular poder y riquezas. La guerra de los Cien Años, el primer cisma de la Iglesia católica, las luchas intestinas por la sucesión de los reinos hispánicos, el invento de la imprenta, la escuela de Sagres... Una serie de acontecimientos históricos se concentraron en el siglo XV y configuraron un nuevo reparto de poder en Occidente y la necesidad de buscar nuevas rutas para traer las riquezas de Asia. En ese contexto, Portugal opta por la  navegación de cabotaje en la costa africana y un marino genovés propone a los Reyes Católicos una ruta alternativa a través del océano. La propia personalidad de Colón pesa más en esta historia que las polémicas sobre su origen o el destino de sus restos. Sus inicios en la navegación, cómo logró el patrocinio de los reyes a su proyecto, cuáles fueron sus rasgos más destacados y cómo gestionaron sus hijos la herencia que les quedó: Diego, el gobierno de las Indias, para el que no mostró mejor capacidad que su padre; Hernando, la cultura, con una biblioteca de más de quince mil ejemplares y el reconocimiento del primer emperador español, Carlos I, que le confió importantes proyectos como cosmógrafo

About the Author

Juan Ram�n G�mez (C�diz, 1973) has a degree in Information science from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. With a great love for research, he has contributed actively to newspapers like La Raz�n and Cinco D�as or magazines like Tribuna de Actualidad. He has participated on various TV programs as a writer and researcher

Product Details

ISBN:
9788499673035
Author:
Gomez, Juan Ramon Gomez
Publisher:
Nowtilus
Author:
Gomez, Juan Ramon
Subject:
BIO023000
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Breve Historia
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.61 in 1 lb

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