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The Resource The four voyages of Christopher Columbus : being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians, edited and translated by J.M. Cohen

The four voyages of Christopher Columbus : being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians, edited and translated by J.M. Cohen

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The four voyages of Christopher Columbus : being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians
Title
The four voyages of Christopher Columbus
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being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians
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edited and translated by J.M. Cohen
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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. J.M. Cohen has skillfully woven together Columbus's log-books and letters, the biography by his son, Hernando, the official history by Oviedo, and the letters of the fleet physician and loyal lieutenant. the result is a unique contemporary record of a great adventure as it unfolds.-- Publisher description
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IXA
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Columbus, Christopher,
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maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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1903-1989,
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Cohen, J. M.
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Penguin classics
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  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • America
  • America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Discovery and exploration, Spanish
  • Explorers
  • America
  • Spain
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The four voyages of Christopher Columbus : being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians, edited and translated by J.M. Cohen
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  • Originally published: 1969
  • Includes excerpts from Bartolomé de las Casas, Hernando Colon's Life of the Admiral, Columbus's Relaciones, cartas y otros documentos, and Hernando de Soto's Natural history of the Indies, in English translation and chronologically arranged to illustrate the travels of Columbus
  • "I have no hesitation ... in accepting Hernando's Life of the Admiral, and have translated many chapters from it, working from the most recent Spanish version (Vida del Almirante don Cristóbal Colón, published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1947). My source for the chief documents has been the Austral reprint Los cuatro viajes del almirante y su testamento (fourth edition, Buenos Aires, 1954)"--Page 23
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Introduction -- First voyage: 1492-3 -- Second voyage: 1493-6 -- Third voyage: 1498-1500 -- Fourth voyage: 1502-4
Control code
502280352
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780140442175
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
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(OCoLC)502280352
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The four voyages of Christopher Columbus : being his own log-book, letters and dispatches with connecting narrative drawn from the Life of the Admiral by his son Hernando Colon and other contemporary historians, edited and translated by J.M. Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 1969
  • Includes excerpts from Bartolomé de las Casas, Hernando Colon's Life of the Admiral, Columbus's Relaciones, cartas y otros documentos, and Hernando de Soto's Natural history of the Indies, in English translation and chronologically arranged to illustrate the travels of Columbus
  • "I have no hesitation ... in accepting Hernando's Life of the Admiral, and have translated many chapters from it, working from the most recent Spanish version (Vida del Almirante don Cristóbal Colón, published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1947). My source for the chief documents has been the Austral reprint Los cuatro viajes del almirante y su testamento (fourth edition, Buenos Aires, 1954)"--Page 23
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Introduction -- First voyage: 1492-3 -- Second voyage: 1493-6 -- Third voyage: 1498-1500 -- Fourth voyage: 1502-4
Control code
502280352
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780140442175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)502280352

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