The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus

Author: Christopher Columbus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9899

No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement.

The Golden Quest

Author: Michael Anthony

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: 204

View: 4930

Relaas van de vier reizen die Christofer Colombus verricht heeft om de Nieuwe Wereld te ontdekken.

4 Voyages

Author: Cristóbal Colón,Christopher Columbus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140442170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7606

Columbus' letters and other documents record his journeys to America

The Four Voyages of Columbus

Author: Christopher Columbus

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 164

View: 2152

This book is about Christopher Columbus' trips to America. It contains eight authentic contemporary documents. These include four letters by Columbus, a memorandum from Columbus to Ferdinand and Isabella, a letter written by Dr. Chanca, and other writings

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus

Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907679

Category: America

Page: 32

View: 4005

Four times Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, he lived through storms and shipwrecks. He visited many islands and met native peoples. He started colonies for Spain. Once he was sent home in chains. Columbus always believed he had reached the East, or Asia. One of the most famous explorers of all times never knew where he had been!

Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504)

Author: Evelina Guzuskyte

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442647469

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 1567

In this fascinating book, Evelina Guzauskytė uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. Guzauskytė challenges the common notion that Columbus's acts of naming were merely an imperial attempt to impose his will on the terrain. Instead, she argues that they were the result of the collisions between several distinct worlds, including the real and mythical geography of the Old World, Portuguese and Catalan naming traditions, and the knowledge and mapping practices of the Taino inhabitants of the Caribbean. Rather than reflecting the Spanish desire for an orderly empire, Columbus's collection of place names was fractured and fragmented - the product of the explorer's dynamic relationship with the inhabitants, nature, and geography of the Caribbean Basin. To complement Guzauskytė's argument, the book also features the first comprehensive list of the more than two hundred Columbian place names that are documented in his diarios and other contemporary sources.


Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544325

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 7593

From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs- political, moral, and economic. In rich detail Laurence Bergreen re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career. Written from the participants' vivid perspectives, this breathtakingly dramatic account will be embraced by readers of Bergreen's previous biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan and by fans of Nathaniel Philbrick, Simon Winchester, and Tony Horwitz.

First Voyage to America

Author: Christopher Columbus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122468

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6563

DIVFascinating historical document includes Columbus' own words documenting voyage, discouraged crew, landfall in the Bahamas, natives, more. 44 illustrations, some from rare sources. Publisher's note. /div