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Title:
Christopher Columbus Book of privileges : 1502, the claiming of a new world
Author:
Hessler, John W., author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Delray Beach, Florida : Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2014.
Physical Description:
viii, 173 pages : color illustrations, color maps, facsimiles ; 34 cm
Summary:
"An interpretive examination of the legal documents that granted Columbus rights in and to the New World, with a facsimile of the original copy of the Book of Privileges that is housed in the Library of Congress"--Provided by publisher.
General Note:
Contains four leaves of a facsimile reproduction of the Papal Bull Dudum siquidem with a cover sheet in the front pocket.
Language:
English
Contents:
GEOGRAPHY -- Columbus and the nature of a new world / Chet Van Duzer -- MYSTERY -- A peculiar form of logic : the structure of medieval and Renaissance law / John W. Hessler -- FACSIMILE -- How the Washington Codex was written -- Contents of the Washington Codex -- Translation of the Papal Bull Dudum siquidem -- DISCOVERY -- Columbus : a bibliographic journey / Daniel De Simone.
ISBN:
9781929154531
Format :
Book

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"An interpretive examination of the legal documents that granted Columbus rights in and to the New World, with a facsimile of the original copy of the Book of Privileges that is housed in the Library of Congress"--Provided by publisher.


Author Notes

A man of imagination, dreams, and perseverance, Columbus, the Genoese, persuaded King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to sponsor his search for the Orient through a Western route. Columbus made four voyages to the New World, always landing in the West Indies and believing he was very close to the "Island of Cipango" (Japan). Difficulties with his crew and with his native subjects led to his dismissal as Spanish governor of the islands, although King Ferdinand remained an admirer of his nautical prowess.

Fernando Colon (Ferdinand Columbus), his son, wrote The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus.

The five-hundreth anniversary of Columbus's first trip to the Americas was celebrated in 1992. The approach of this anniversary prompted a renewed look at Columbus and his significance. As a result, there has been increased controversy about Columbus's role. Some continue to admire him as a visionary who expanded the horizons of Europe and helped usher in a new age. Others, however, view him as a despoiler of the New World who plundered its resources and destroyed the culture of its indigenous people. Elements of truth can be found in both views.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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