Intended as an antidote to potted biographies and piecemeal reconstructions of his voyages, this volume draws on judicious selections from Christopher Columbus's own writings--chronologically arranged, and translated into idiomatic English--to relate his self-perception and personal history, as far as is possible, in his own words. The result is a full and vivid (and often surprising) portrait of this complex man and the role he thought he was destined to play as God's instrument on earth.
Twenty-four illustrations, maps of Columbus’s routes across the Atlantic and his travels in the West Indies, and an index further enhance this introduction to his life and discoveries.
|Publisher:||Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|