Prince Henry 'the Navigator' A Life

ISBN-10: 0300091303
ISBN-13: 9780300091304
Edition: 2001
Authors: Peter E. Russell
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Description: Together with Columbus, Henry the Navigator is considered to be one of the progenitors of modernity, a pioneer of navigation, daring to challenge the scientific assumptions of his age. This study re-evaluates his life and achievements.

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 502
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Together with Columbus, Henry the Navigator is considered to be one of the progenitors of modernity, a pioneer of navigation, daring to challenge the scientific assumptions of his age. This study re-evaluates his life and achievements.

List of Illustrations
Glossary
Map of the Henrican Discoveries
Genealogical Table
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Matters of Nativity
The Force of Destiny: Ceuta
The Crusader as Administrator: King's Lieutenant for Ceuta and Governor of the Order of Christ
Lord of the Isles
Beyond the Cape of No Return
A Just War? Henry's Ambitions in the Sultanate of Morocco
Debacle at Tangier
Discovery Resumed: The Portuguese Sahara
The Caravels of Christ
Prince Henry and the Atlantic Slave Trade
A Henrican Obsession: The Canary Islands
Cadamosto: A New World Observed
Once More Unto the Breach: Alcacer-Ceguer
From Senegambia to the Lion Mountain: The Henrican Discoveries Concluded
The Necessary End
Translation of a Private Letter from Prince Henry to his Father (1428)
Abbreviations
Bibliographical Note
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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