The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama

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9780061735134: The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama

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In 1498 a young captain named Vasco da Gama sailed from Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies and, with it, access to the fabled wealth of the East. It was the longest voyage ever undertaken at that time. With blood-red Crusader crosses emblazoned on their sails, the explorers arrived in the heart of the Muslim East in an era when the old hostilities between Christianity and Islam had risen to a new level of intensity. In two voyages that spanned six years, da Gama would fight a running sea battle that would ultimately change the fate of three continents.

The Last Crusade is an epic tale of spies, intrigue, and treachery--of bravado, brinkmanship, and confused, often comical collisions between cultures--offering a surprising new interpretation of the broad sweep of history.

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"Readers who enjoy a yeasty narrative by a skilled storyteller will mark this book as one of their favorites of the year."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Epic . . . a compelling adventure tale, told by Cliff with the right mix of sweep and detail."--BookPage

"Nigel Cliff's "Holy War" is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down . . . Cliff . . . writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill."--Kansas City Star

"A useful addition to a continuing lively discussion of Christianity and Islam, situated both in respect of religions and culture, as well as empires and trade."--Kirkus

"Cliff tells an often thrilling tale of adventure . . . He effectively restores the luster of da Gama's achievement and provocatively reassesses the goals and significance of his expedition."--Booklist

"Lively and ambitious . . . Cliff has a novelist's gift for depicting character . . . he brings 16th century Portugal in all its splendor and squalor pungently to life."--Eric Ormsby, New York Times Book Review

"A story told with great flair and serious scholarship."--James Eckardt, The Nation

"A fresh take on the history of the age of discovery . . . Cliff opens new vistas on much-explored territory."--Publishers Weekly

"A stirringly epic book...a thrilling narrative...This is broad-brush history, but it is accurate, and enlivened by splendid spots of color."--Sunday Times (London)

Lively and ambitious... Cliff has a novelist s gift for depicting character... he brings 16th century Portugal in all its splendor and squalor pungently to life. --Eric Ormsby, New York Times Book Review"

Epic... a compelling adventure tale, told by Cliff with the right mix of sweep and detail. --BookPage"

Readers who enjoy a yeasty narrative by a skilled storyteller will mark this book as one of their favorites of the year. --Cleveland Plain Dealer"

Nigel Cliff s "Holy War" is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down... Cliff... writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill. --Kansas City Star"

A fresh take on the history of the age of discovery... Cliff opens new vistas on much-explored territory. --Publishers Weekly"

A useful addition to a continuing lively discussion of Christianity and Islam, situated both in respect of religions and culture, as well as empires and trade. --Kirkus"

Cliff tells an often thrilling tale of adventure... He effectively restores the luster of da Gama s achievement and provocatively reassesses the goals and significance of his expedition. --Booklist"

A story told with great flair and serious scholarship. --James Eckardt, The Nation"

A stirringly epic book a thrilling narrative This is broad-brush history, but it is accurate, and enlivened by splendid spots of color. --Sunday Times (London)"

"Nigel Cliff's Holy War is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down . . . Cliff . . . writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill."--Kansas City Star

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Descripción HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. HistorianNigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of Endurance Shackleton s Incredible Voyage, Galileo sDaughter, and Atlantic, this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama s voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-dayKerala, India. Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama s footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic. Nº de ref. de la librería ABZ9780061735134

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