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Titel: Columbus and the Conquest of the Impossible.
Verlag: Pheoenix Press, London
Einband: Trade Paperback
Zustand: Very Good
Very good pbk. 8vo. 141pp with 8 pages of colour illustrations and b/w illustrations throughout. Pheoenix Press, 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 54546
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
Über den Autor: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a Professorial Fellow in History and Geography at Queen Mary College, London, and a member of the faculty of modern history at Oxford University. He is the author of ten books and the editor of several more, including the TIMES ATLAS OF WORLD EXPLORATION. He is a frequent journalist and has presented "Analysis" on BBC Radio 4.
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