Prince Henry the Navigator

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Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire’s collapse. In this enthralling account of Henry’s life―the first biography of “The Navigator” in more than a century―Peter Russell reaps the harvest of a lifelong study of Prince Henry. Making full use of documentary evidence only recently available, Russell reevaluates Henry and his role in Portuguese and European history.

Examining the full range of Prince Henry’s activities, Russell discusses the explorer’s image as an imperialist and as a maritime, mathematical, and navigational pioneer. He considers Henry’s voyages of discovery in the African Atlantic, their economic and cultural consequences, and the difficult questions they generated regarding international law and papal jurisdiction. Russell demonstrates the degree to which Henry was motivated by the predictions of his astrologer―an aspect of his career little known until now―and explains how this innovator, though firmly rooted in medieval ways of thinking and behaving, set in motion a current of change that altered European history.

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Sir Peter Russell was until his retirement King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies and for many years also director of Portuguese studies at the University of Oxford. A fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society, he is also a commander of the Order of Prince Henry, Portugal. Most recent of his many books is From John of Gaunt to Henry the Navigator and Beyond.

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Prince Henry of Portugal (1394-1460), called "the Navigator," is widely known as a precursor of Columbus, a man who helped set the European world on its great global adventure, and a paragon of learning who established the first school devoted to the art and science of navigating the open seas. None of this, Russell reveals, is true. Nor is Henry a progenitor of modernity, as he is sometimes described. Russell shows him to have been a thoroughly Renaissance prince, who embodied a mix of faith, science and mystical irrationalityAa far cry from modernism. It has been close to a century since a biography of Henry has been written, and Russell, now retired after a long and distinguished career at Oxford, has written a fitting capstone to his work on the history of early modern Iberia. Beginning his biography of Henry with the astrological portents attendant on his birth (which seems to have strongly influenced his unshakable image of himself as a great crusader and a great discoverer of secrets), the author does a masterful job of placing the events of Henry's life in the context not only of his own time but of ours as well. Russell's treatment of the Prester John myth (the belief that there was a Christian king of Ethiopia with whom Henry wanted to ally himself against the Turks) and his analysis of Henry's place in the development of the Atlantic slave trade are especially fine, and by themselves they could recommend this excellent work. The volume is graced with beautifully produced color plates; the map and family tree provided are helpful; the notes are copious and useful; and the bibliography is extensive. This book, like Henry, is a font of virtues but, thankfully unlike the prince, it has no glaring faults. (Oct.)
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Descripción Yale University Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire s collapse. In this enthralling account of Henry s life-the first biography of The Navigator in more than a century-Peter Russell reaps the harvest of a lifelong study of Prince Henry. Making full use of documentary evidence only recently available, Russell reevaluates Henry and his role in Portuguese and European history. Examining the full range of Prince Henry s activities, Russell discusses the explorer s image as an imperialist and as a maritime, mathematical, and navigational pioneer. He considers Henry s voyages of discovery in the African Atlantic, their economic and cultural consequences, and the difficult questions they generated regarding international law and papal jurisdiction. Russell demonstrates the degree to which Henry was motivated by the predictions of his astrologer-an aspect of his career little known until now-and explains how this innovator, though firmly rooted in medieval ways of thinking and behaving, set in motion a current of change that altered European history. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780300091304

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Descripción Yale University Press, 2001. Estado de conservación: New. 2001. New ed. Paperback. A re-evaluation of the life of the legendary 15th-century Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator. It examines the full range of the Prince's activities as an imperialist and as a maritime, cartographical and navigational pioneer. Series: Yale Nota Bene. Num Pages: 464 pages, 27 colour pl 6 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DSP; 3H; BGH; BGR; HBJD; HBLC; RGR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 28. Weight in Grams: 488. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780300091304

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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Prince Henry of Portugal, an iconic figure of Renaissance history, is widely perceived to be responsible for Europe's great expansion of exploration and discovery. However, as Russell reveals, this image was one created partly by English writers keen to emphasise Henry's own English heritage and in no small part by Prince Henry himself. By digging deeper into the sparse archival evidence, Russell uncovers 'an obstinately enigmatic personality who seems, chameleon-like, to present a range of different images according to the various contexts in which we come across him'. The prince was not only able to lead the immense Portuguese capture of Ceuta in 1415 and devise a scheme to gain a monopoly of slaves and precious goods through Madeira and the Canary Islands, but was careful throughout to ensure that his public persona was first and foremost 'a soldier of the Church Militant'. While Henry was firmly rooted in medieval times, his innovations set in motion changes that altered the history of Europe and regions far beyond. This study presents a more realistic (though less loveable) depiction of this key figure in the Age of Discovery. . . . may well be the finest work of history to be published this year. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. Nº de ref. de la librería 1428

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Descripción Yale University Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire s collapse. In this enthralling account of Henry s life-the first biography of The Navigator in more than a century-Peter Russell reaps the harvest of a lifelong study of Prince Henry. Making full use of documentary evidence only recently available, Russell reevaluates Henry and his role in Portuguese and European history. Examining the full range of Prince Henry s activities, Russell discusses the explorer s image as an imperialist and as a maritime, mathematical, and navigational pioneer. He considers Henry s voyages of discovery in the African Atlantic, their economic and cultural consequences, and the difficult questions they generated regarding international law and papal jurisdiction. Russell demonstrates the degree to which Henry was motivated by the predictions of his astrologer-an aspect of his career little known until now-and explains how this innovator, though firmly rooted in medieval ways of thinking and behaving, set in motion a current of change that altered European history. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780300091304

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Descripción Yale University Press. Estado de conservación: New. 2001. New ed. Paperback. A re-evaluation of the life of the legendary 15th-century Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator. It examines the full range of the Prince's activities as an imperialist and as a maritime, cartographical and navigational pioneer. Series: Yale Nota Bene. Num Pages: 464 pages, 27 colour pl 6 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DSP; 3H; BGH; BGR; HBJD; HBLC; RGR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 28. Weight in Grams: 488. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780300091304

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