1492 : the year the world began / Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Author(s): Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
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Subjects: History, Modern
Civilization, Modern--History
Church and state--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York, NY : HarperOne, c2009
LC Classification: D
Physical Description: vi, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: 1. "This World Is Small": Prophecy and Reality in 1492 1
2. "To Constitute Spain to the Service of God": The Extinction of Islam in Western Europe 27
3. "I Can See the Horsemen": The Strivings of Islam in Africa 55
4. "No Sight More Pitiable": The Mediterranean World and the Redistribution of the Sephardim 87
5. "Is God Angry with Us?": Culture and Conflict in Italy 115
6. Toward "the Land of Darkness": Russia and the Eastern Marches of Christendom 147
7. "That Sea of Blood": Columbus and the Transatlantic Link 177
8. "Among the Singing Willows": China, Japan, and Korea 205
9. "The Seas of Milk and Butter": The Indian Ocean Rim 241
10. "The Fourth World": Indigenous Societies in the Atlantic and the Americas 173
Epilogue: The World We're In 311
Notes 323
Provenance of Illustrations 337
Index 339
Alternate Titles: Fourteen hundred ninety-two
Fourteen ninety-two
Portion of title: Year the world began
Notes: LCCN: 2009017702
ISBN: 9780061132278 :$25.99
ISBN: 0061132276 :$25.99
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-338) and index
Contents: "This world is small" : prophecy and reality in 1492 -- "To constitute Spain to the service of God" : the extinction of Islam in Western Europe -- "I can see the horsemen" : the strivings of Islam in Africa -- "No sight more pitiable" : the Mediterranean world and the redistribution of the Sephardim -- "Is God angry with us?" : culture and conflict in Italy -- Toward "the land of darkness" : Russia and the eastern marches of Christendom -- "That sea of blood" : Columbus and the transatlantic link -- "Among the singing willows" : China, Japan, and Korea -- "The seas of milk and butter" : the Indian Ocean rim -- "The fourth world" : indigenous societies in the Atlantic and the Americas -- The world we're in
OCLC Number: 310398924
ISBN/ISSN: 9780061132278
0061132276