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The Resource Columbus, the great adventure : his life, his times, and his voyages, Paolo Emilio Taviani ; translated from the Italian by Luciano F. Farina and Marc A. Beckwith

Columbus, the great adventure : his life, his times, and his voyages, Paolo Emilio Taviani ; translated from the Italian by Luciano F. Farina and Marc A. Beckwith

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Columbus, the great adventure : his life, his times, and his voyages
Title
Columbus, the great adventure
Title remainder
his life, his times, and his voyages
Statement of responsibility
Paolo Emilio Taviani ; translated from the Italian by Luciano F. Farina and Marc A. Beckwith
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Paolo Emilio Taviani, Europe's foremost expert on Columbus, here distills his four-volume scholarly study of the navigator into a rich, highly readable biography for the general reader. Taviani presents Columbus's life with the pace of a novel while putting the man in the context of his extraordinary times. A contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, a few years older than Henry VIII, Christopher Columbus changed their world more than any man since Jesus. Taviani gives us a sketch of Columbus's Europe and shows how Columbus's skill as a sailor (nurtured in his hometown of Genoa, then the world's premier port) joined with his deep religious faith (steeped in the Franciscan tradition), and led him to confront the mystery of the antipodes, which remained a subject of dread and superstition to his fellow men. - Jacket flap
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
970.01/5
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E111
LC item number
.T23 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Columbus, the great adventure : his life, his times, and his voyages, Paolo Emilio Taviani ; translated from the Italian by Luciano F. Farina and Marc A. Beckwith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: La meravigliosa avventura di Cristoforo Colombo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Contents
Genoa : the spell of the sea -- Columbus's cultural roots -- Chios : the spell of the Orient -- Portugal -- Iceland and the lost discovery of the Norsemen -- Lisbon, marriage, and Porto Santo -- Master of the Atlantic -- Reaching East by sailing West : a new way of thinking -- Scientific support : Toscanelli -- The proposed plan refused by the king of Portugal -- Spain : Father Marchena -- The consolation of Beatriz de Arana -- Desperation -- All wishes granted -- Gomera, womb of America -- The first ocean crossing -- San Salvador : the first encounter -- "Asia" -- Discoveries in the new lands -- The peoples of the new lands -- The myth of gold -- Shipwreck -- Discovery of the route home -- Mockery and triumph -- The second voyage -- Tragedy -- The gold mine -- Exploration of Cuba and Jamaica and misfortunes at La Isabela -- War and slavery -- Humiliating return to Spain -- The Treaty of Tordesillas, Ferrer, Vespucci, and preparation for the third voyage -- "Another world" -- A mysterious intuition -- Coup d'etat at Santo Domingo -- To complete the uncompleted : the fourth voyage -- Ciriqui : the shattered dream -- Veragua : gold and Coca -- Santa Gloria -- The last crossing and death -- Columbus the man, protagonist in the Great Undertaking -- For further reading
Control code
277371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780517584743
Lccn
91011358
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23216969
  • (OCoLC)23216969
Label
Columbus, the great adventure : his life, his times, and his voyages, Paolo Emilio Taviani ; translated from the Italian by Luciano F. Farina and Marc A. Beckwith
Publication
Note
Translation of: La meravigliosa avventura di Cristoforo Colombo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Contents
Genoa : the spell of the sea -- Columbus's cultural roots -- Chios : the spell of the Orient -- Portugal -- Iceland and the lost discovery of the Norsemen -- Lisbon, marriage, and Porto Santo -- Master of the Atlantic -- Reaching East by sailing West : a new way of thinking -- Scientific support : Toscanelli -- The proposed plan refused by the king of Portugal -- Spain : Father Marchena -- The consolation of Beatriz de Arana -- Desperation -- All wishes granted -- Gomera, womb of America -- The first ocean crossing -- San Salvador : the first encounter -- "Asia" -- Discoveries in the new lands -- The peoples of the new lands -- The myth of gold -- Shipwreck -- Discovery of the route home -- Mockery and triumph -- The second voyage -- Tragedy -- The gold mine -- Exploration of Cuba and Jamaica and misfortunes at La Isabela -- War and slavery -- Humiliating return to Spain -- The Treaty of Tordesillas, Ferrer, Vespucci, and preparation for the third voyage -- "Another world" -- A mysterious intuition -- Coup d'etat at Santo Domingo -- To complete the uncompleted : the fourth voyage -- Ciriqui : the shattered dream -- Veragua : gold and Coca -- Santa Gloria -- The last crossing and death -- Columbus the man, protagonist in the Great Undertaking -- For further reading
Control code
277371
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780517584743
Lccn
91011358
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23216969
  • (OCoLC)23216969

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