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The Resource Gold, glory, and the gospel : the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers, Louis B. Wright

Gold, glory, and the gospel : the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers, Louis B. Wright

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Gold, glory, and the gospel : the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers
Title
Gold, glory, and the gospel
Title remainder
the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers
Statement of responsibility
Louis B. Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A lively, colorful account of the adventures of Spanish, Portuguese, and English explorers emphasizes their diverse and seemingly contradictory motives
  • In the late fifteenth century Europe was astir with dreams of discovery that would shortly transform the world. It was an age of intense intellectual curiosity, of questioning, testing, and the balancing of conflicting motivations. The author, a distinguished Renaissance historian, has sorted out the contradictory motives and behavior of the European explorers and exploiters in this Golden Age, looking at the lands they discovered, sometimes conquered, and often bloodied- Africa, India, Mexico, Central and South America. He describes in dramatic detail the extraordinary feats and strange attitudes of the Renaissance conquerers and explorers as he traces the course of Europe's expansion overseas from the era of Columbus to the early seventeenth century. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1899-1984
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Wright, Louis B.
Dewey number
910.09/46
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G95
LC item number
.W73 1970
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Renaissance
  • Explorers
Label
Gold, glory, and the gospel : the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers, Louis B. Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War against the infidel and a foretaste of profit -- Search for Eastern Christians, African gold, and heathen souls -- The gold and the wonders of Guinea -- The legacy of Prince Henry : passage to India -- Portugal rejects Columbus and loses a Western empire -- Vasco da Gama opens the sea route to India -- Riches and ruin in the Indies -- Magellan's feat : Spain's westward route to the Spice Islands -- Hernán Cortés, greatest of the conquistadors -- Bartolomé de Las Casas and the "black legend" -- The curse of the Incas and the wealth of Potosí -- Competition for El Dorado -- The long struggle against the Iberian colossus -- The "elect of God."
Control code
ocm00093463
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 362 pages
Lccn
74124978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (on lining papers)
System control number
(OCoLC)00093463
Label
Gold, glory, and the gospel : the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers, Louis B. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War against the infidel and a foretaste of profit -- Search for Eastern Christians, African gold, and heathen souls -- The gold and the wonders of Guinea -- The legacy of Prince Henry : passage to India -- Portugal rejects Columbus and loses a Western empire -- Vasco da Gama opens the sea route to India -- Riches and ruin in the Indies -- Magellan's feat : Spain's westward route to the Spice Islands -- Hernán Cortés, greatest of the conquistadors -- Bartolomé de Las Casas and the "black legend" -- The curse of the Incas and the wealth of Potosí -- Competition for El Dorado -- The long struggle against the Iberian colossus -- The "elect of God."
Control code
ocm00093463
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 362 pages
Lccn
74124978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (on lining papers)
System control number
(OCoLC)00093463

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