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❰Reading❯ ➷ The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama Author Nigel Cliff – Sro-spb.pro In 1498 a Portuguese sea captain discovered a long hidden secret the sea route from Europe to the Indies But while seeking out the fabled wealth of the East da Gama and his crew faced storms disease aIn 1498 a Portuguese sea captain discovered a long hidden secret the sea route from Europe to the Indies But while seeking out the fabled wealth of the East da Gama and his crew faced storms disease and the threat of attack from Muslim ships at a time when tensions between Islam and Christianity were especially high In Holy War Nigel Cliff reveals a radically new interpretation of da Gama's discovery and its impact on world historyCliff argues that both da Gama and his archrival Christopher Columbus saw themselves as economic Crusaders hoping to not only claim the territories they discovered but also to seize control of the markets in spices and silks that made their Muslim rivals wealthy This set in motion a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam that would change the fate of three continents Filled with adventure intrigue and treachery Holy War exposes the deep roots of a conflict between West and East that continues to this dayNigel Cliff is a historian biographer and critic Born in Manchester England he was educated at Oxford University where he won the Beddington Prize for English Literature He is a former theater and film critic and feature writer for the London Times and a contributor to The Economist and other publications His first book The Shakespeare Riots was a finalist for the National Award for Arts Writing and was named by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 He lives in London with his wife the ballerina Viviana Durante.

In 1498 a Portuguese sea captain discovered a long hidden secret the sea route from Europe to the Indies But while seeking out the fabled wealth of the East da Gama and his crew faced storms disease and the threat of attack from Muslim ships at a time when tensions between Islam and Christianity were especially high In Holy War Nigel Cliff reveals a radically new interpretation of da Gama's discovery and its impact on world historyCliff argues that both da Gama and his archrival Christopher Columbus saw themselves as economic Crusaders hoping to not only claim the territories they discovered but also to seize control of the markets in spices and silks that made their Muslim rivals wealthy This set in motion a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam that would change the fate of three continents Filled with adventure intrigue and treachery Holy War exposes the deep roots of a conflict between West and East that continues to this dayNigel Cliff is a historian biographer and critic Born in Manchester England he was educated at Oxford University where he won the Beddington Prize for English Literature He is a former theater and film critic and feature writer for the London Times and a contributor to The Economist and other publications His first book The Shakespeare Riots was a finalist for the National Award for Arts Writing and was named by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 He lives in London with his wife the ballerina Viviana Durante.

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    eBook sro spb.pro ñ The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama Epub last mobile, crusade: ebok, epic pdf, voyages epub, vasco pdf, gama epub, The Last mobile, Crusade: The kindle, Crusade: The Epic Voyages epub, Last Crusade: The pdf, Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages pdf, The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama PDFCruel obsessed arrogant but without Vaco Da Gama and others like him our world today would take on a very different aspectThis is a fascinating account of how a tiny nation like Portugal changed the course of history and much of it due to one man's obedience to his God and his KingThis is no textbook history this is a hugely readable and riveting account of th


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    eBook sro spb.pro ñ The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama Epub last mobile, crusade: ebok, epic pdf, voyages epub, vasco pdf, gama epub, The Last mobile, Crusade: The kindle, Crusade: The Epic Voyages epub, Last Crusade: The pdf, Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages pdf, The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama PDFLoved this book Finally understood what a tremendous impact the trip undertaken by Vasco Da Gama had on Europe Before rounding Africa and making direct contact with India and China Europe was really trapped in a corner surrounded by Islam which in turn was expanding into Asia and controlled all world tradeThe discovery of America and the circumvention of Africa is what brought about the preeminence of the west as much as anything else What is also interesting is how India and China are today reclaiming the role they had at the time of these voyages as the world's trading hubsThe description of the massive Chinese ships the unexplored Africancoast a pristine natural world with forested lands and seas brimming with life the epic misunderstanding and blunders as civilizations make contact this book will set your heart racing


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    eBook sro spb.pro ñ The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama Epub last mobile, crusade: ebok, epic pdf, voyages epub, vasco pdf, gama epub, The Last mobile, Crusade: The kindle, Crusade: The Epic Voyages epub, Last Crusade: The pdf, Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages pdf, The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama PDFI have read the bulk of the book and am currently going through the explanatory lists at the end I found it fascinating especially the information around how the power of religion in the East and WestEurope have coloured and affected current relationships between countries School lessons about the great explorers never touched on the depths of what happened I guess I had uite a roman


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    eBook sro spb.pro ñ The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama Epub last mobile, crusade: ebok, epic pdf, voyages epub, vasco pdf, gama epub, The Last mobile, Crusade: The kindle, Crusade: The Epic Voyages epub, Last Crusade: The pdf, Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages pdf, The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama PDFThe only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because of the lack of illustrations but as I've found with other kindle books this often happens Apart from that I think anyone who enjoys reading about real voyages of discovery rather Pirates of The Caribbean stuff then this is for you I remember when I was small reading about voyages of discovery and often wondering how we managed before aeroplanes were invented? What the world was really like when man used to think the world was flat? Sailing around the globe opened up new worlds to people who discovered places people and animals that we never knew existed It is testament to the likes of Vasco d Gama and others who risked life and limb to sail around Africa and into the Indian Ocean at the reuest of his king They faced many hardships along the way but lived to tell the tale If you like nautical and marine h


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