Holy War

Holy War

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

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061735127
0061735124
Characteristics: x, 547 p. : col. ill., col. maps.

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