1492: The Year the World Began

1492: The Year the World Began

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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Overview

1492: The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born. Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium, covers such iconic figures as Christopher Columbus and Alexander Borgia and explores cultures as diverse as that of Spain, China, and Africa to tell the story of 1492, a momentous year whose lessons are still relevant today

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061959097
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 41,832
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Felipe Fernández-Armesto is currently the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at Notre Dame University, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global History. Fernández-Armesto is also a member of the history faculty at Queen Mary College, University of London. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty-five books, Fernández-Armesto's work has been translated into twenty-two languages. His books include Before Columbus; The Times Illustrated History of Europe; Columbus; Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years (the subject of a ten-part series on CNN); Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature; Near a Thousand Tables; The Americas; Ideas That Changed the World; Humankind: A Brief History; The Times Atlas of World Exploration; Reformations; Truth; and The Times Guide to the Peoples of Europe.

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1492: The Year the World Began 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
dickmanikowski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overview of the various exploratory and colonialistic movements happening around the world in the period when Columbus was sailing to the New World (though that was neither his intention nor his assumption). While I learned an awful lot from this book, I found it frankly rather disappointing. Part of it was the author's sytax; the book is peppered with sentences and phrases that often struck me as odd and sometimes incomprehensible.
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I have the books 1491 and 1493. This completes my collection. Different authors. Great history.
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Ty