Holy War

Holy War

How Vasco Da Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in A Centuries-old Clash of Civilizations

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A new interpretation of Vasco da Gama's revolutionary voyages, which were seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam, explores the tragic collision of cultures resulting from his journeys to the Indies.

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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.

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This radical new interpretation of Vasco da Gama's revolutionary voyages, which were seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam, presents the epic story of da Gama and his crew of adventurers that explores the tragic collision of cultures. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: x, 547 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061735127
0061735124
Branch Call Number: 909.4 Cli

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