The Book of Privileges Issued to Christopher Columbus by King Fernando and Queen Isabel, 1492-1502

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From the moment King Fernando and Queen Isabel sponsored Christopher Columbus's voyage, they began issuing contracts, decrees, and privileges implementing the project. Previous editions of these collected documents, known as the Book of Privileges, have been published. Yet, because their ordering of the materials has followed that in which Columbus left them, use of these books has proven problematic. The Repertorium Columbianum edition is the first to present these documents in chronological order—providing a ...
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Overview

From the moment King Fernando and Queen Isabel sponsored Christopher Columbus's voyage, they began issuing contracts, decrees, and privileges implementing the project. Previous editions of these collected documents, known as the Book of Privileges, have been published. Yet, because their ordering of the materials has followed that in which Columbus left them, use of these books has proven problematic. The Repertorium Columbianum edition is the first to present these documents in chronological order—providing a continuous historical narrative of the monarchs' and Columbus's enterprise. (The documents also appear, separately, in Columbus's arrangement.) Superbly translated, with historical and philological commentary, this edition of the Book of Privileges is certain to become the standard.

Author Biography: Helen Nader is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. Luciano Formisano is Professor of Modern Foreign Letters and Languages, the University of Bologna.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592446759
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Repertorium Columbianum Series
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 1,322,154
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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Helen Nader is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. Luciano Formisano is Professor of Modern Foreign Letters and Languages, the University of Bologna.
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