Columbus and The Conquest Of The Impossible

Author(s): Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

American

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781842120842
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix Press
  • : 0.325
  • : December 1999
  • : 1.3 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 973.1/5/0924 B
  • : good
  • : 141