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The Worlds of Christopher Columbus / Edition 1
     

The Worlds of Christopher Columbus / Edition 1

by William D. Phillips, Carla Rahn Phillips
 

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ISBN-10: 052144652X

ISBN-13: 9780521446525

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

When Columbus was born in the mid-fifteenth century, Europe was isolated in many ways from the rest of the Old World and Europeans did not even know that the world of the Western Hemisphere existed. The voyages of Christopher Columbus opened a period of European exploration and empire building that breached the boundaries of those isolated worlds and changed the

Overview

When Columbus was born in the mid-fifteenth century, Europe was isolated in many ways from the rest of the Old World and Europeans did not even know that the world of the Western Hemisphere existed. The voyages of Christopher Columbus opened a period of European exploration and empire building that breached the boundaries of those isolated worlds and changed the course of human history. This book describes the life and times of Christopher Columbus. The story is not just of one man's rise and fall. Seen in its broader context, his life becomes a prism reflecting the broad range of human experience for the past five hundred years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521446525
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; A note on names; 1. The worlds of Christopher Columbus; 2. Old worlds in isolation; 3. The quest for trade and Christians; 4. Tools of expansion; 5. Columbus's early years in Genoa and Portugal; 6. Columbus in Spain; 7. The first voyage; 8. Columbus and the New World; 9. Conquest and colonisation: Spain in the Caribbean; 10. Coercion and commerce: the birth of Empire; 11. The post-Columbian world; Bibliography; Index.

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