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    Felipe Fernández-Armesto(Author)

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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.

Felipe Fernández-Armesto is a Professorial Fellow in History and Geography at Queen Mary College, London, and a member of the faculty of modern history at Oxford University. He is the author of ten books and the editor of several more, including the TIMES ATLAS OF WORLD EXPLORATION. He is a frequent journalist and has presented "Analysis" on BBC Radio 4. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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