Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold

Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold

by Andrew Rowen

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Overview

A historical novel, Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold dramatizes the history of Columbus's epic voyage from a bicultural perspective, fictionalizing the beliefs, thoughts, and actions of the Native Americans who met Columbus side by side with his own and those of other Europeans, all closely based on Columbus's Journal and other primary sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999196120
Publisher: All Persons Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 570
Sales rank: 811,840
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Rowen has devoted ten years to researching the historical record underlying the first encounters between Europeans and the Caribbean's Taíno peoples and visiting sites where Columbus and Taíno chieftains met. His inspiration is to depict the collision of civilizations from both peoples' perspectives, the bitter conflicts between Columbus and the chieftains, and the civility of the vanquished culture. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of Maps and Illustrations

HISTORICAL NOTE

PROLOGUE: 1455

I: 1455–1460, CHILDHOOD, LESSONS, LEGACY

II: 1460s, YOUTH

III: 1470s, ASCENSION

IV: 1480–1485, AMBITION

V: 1485–1490, FAITH

VI: 1490–AUGUST 2, 1492, DESTINY

VII: CROSSING THE SEA OF DARKNESS

VIII: LUCAYAN ISLANDS

IX: CUBA

X: HAITI

XI: NORTHERN CROSSING

XII: LISBON TO BARCELONA

XIII: SPRING 1493

XIV: SUMMER 1493

Participants, Taíno Spirits, Popes, and Conventions, with family tree for European Royalty

Glossary of Taíno Words

Sources

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