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The Resource Columbus then and now : a life reexamined, by Miles H. Davidson

Columbus then and now : a life reexamined, by Miles H. Davidson

Label
Columbus then and now : a life reexamined
Title
Columbus then and now
Title remainder
a life reexamined
Statement of responsibility
by Miles H. Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author traces the events of Columbus's life in chronological order, drawing on manuscripts, diaries, private correspondence, court and naval records, and shipping logs to provide a historically credible portrait. He uses sources never before incorporated in a book-length study, most notably the recently discovered Libro copiador (a collection of letters written by Columbus himself) and Columbus's holographs (over two thousand notes written in the margins of four of
  • his books). Separating fact from fiction, Davidson sheds new light on crucial junctures in Columbus's life: the original contract given him to seek islands in the west, the claimed influence of Marco Polo on Columbus, the supposed sinking of the Santa Maria, and the role played by Jews in connection with the first voyage. At once a retelling of Columbus's life and a critique of other versions, Columbus Then and Now will be of value to Columbists, Latin American scholars,
  • and biographers in general
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Miles H
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • America
Label
Columbus then and now : a life reexamined, by Miles H. Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-595) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35969406
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 609 pages
Isbn
9780806129341
Lccn
96049447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35969406
  • (Sirsi) a583027
Label
Columbus then and now : a life reexamined, by Miles H. Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-595) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35969406
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 609 pages
Isbn
9780806129341
Lccn
96049447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35969406
  • (Sirsi) a583027

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