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The Diario Of Christopher Columbus S First Voyage To America 1492 1493

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ISBN : 0806123842
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This definitive edition of Columbus's account of the voyage presents the most accurate printed version of his journal available to date. Unfortunately both Columbus's original manuscript, presented to Ferdinand and Isabella along with other evidence of his discoveries, and a single complete copy have been lost for centuries. The primary surviving record of the voyage-part quotation, part summary of the complete copy-is a transcription made by Bartolome de las Casas in the 1530s. This new edition of the Las Casas manuscript presents its entire contents-including notes, insertions, and canceled text-more accurately, completely, and graphically than any other Spanish text published so far. In addition, the new translation, which strives for readability and accuracy, appears on pages facing the Spanish, encouraging on-the- spot comparisons of the translation with the original. Study of the work is further facilitated by extensive notes, documenting differences between the editors' transcription and translation and those of other transcribers and translators and summarizing current research and debates on unanswered current research and debates on unanswered questions concerning the voyage. In addition to being the only edition in which Spanish and English are presented side by side, this edition includes the only concordance ever prepared for the Diario. Awaited by scholars, this new edition will help reduce the guesswork that has long plagued the study of Columbus's voyage. It may shed light on a number of issues related to Columbus's navigational methods and the identity of his landing places, issues whose resolution depend, at least in part, on an accurate transcription of the Diario. Containing day-by-day accounts of the voyage and the first sighting of land, of the first encounters with the native populations and the first appraisals of his islands explored, and of a suspenseful return voyage to Spain, the Diario provides a fascinating and useful account to historians, geographers, anthropologists, sailors, students, and anyone else interested in the discovery-or in a very good sea story. Oliver Dunn received the PH.D. degree from Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus in Purdue University and a longtime student of Spanish and early history of Spanish America. James E. Kelley, Jr., received the M.A. degree from American University. A mathematician and computer and management consultant by vocation, for the past twenty years he has studied the history of European cartography and navigation in late-medieval times. Both are members of the Society for the History of Discoveries and have written extensively on the history of navigation and on Columbus's first voyage, Although they remain unconvinced of its conclusions, both were consultants to the National geographic Society's 1986 effort to establish Samana Cay as the site of Columbus's first landing.

Personal Narrative Of The First Voyage Of Columbus To America

Author : Christopher Columbus
ISBN : HARVARD:32044005032289
Genre : America
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The Landfall Of Columbus On His First Voyage To America

Author : Alexander Bridport Becher
ISBN : BSB:BSB10466303
Genre : America
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Columbus And His First Voyage

Author : James E. Wadsworth
ISBN : 9781474276849
Genre : History
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What happened on Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic? Who was responsible for the success of that voyage? How do we know? These questions were debated in the courts of Spain for decades after 1492. Some of those who sailed with Columbus left very different accounts, as recorded in those trial records. Their competing voices have long been silenced by the deafening crescendo of Columbus's own narrative-a narrative riddled with contradictions and inconsistencies that beg to be explained. This documentary history allows the reader to encounter the founding documents of the Columbus story as well as the voices that dared to challenge it-even in his own day. What these documents reveal forces us to re-imagine Columbus and his voyage in surprising ways. Columbus and His First Voyage brings together for the first time the two contemporary versions of what happened on the first voyage – the Columbian narrative and the Pinzón narrative – and embeds them in a thorough introduction to Columbus, his first voyage, and the myths that surround this pivotal event in the history of the modern world.

The Journal Of Christopher Columbus During His First Voyage 1492 93

Author : Clements R. Markham
ISBN : 9781317026761
Genre : History
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Translated, with Notes and an Introduction, and including Paolo Toscanelli's sailing directions in letters to Columbus, and documents relating to Sebastian Cabot. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1893.

First Voyage To America

Author : Christopher Columbus
ISBN : 9780486122465
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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DIVFascinating historical document includes Columbus' own words documenting voyage, discouraged crew, landfall in the Bahamas, natives, more. 44 illustrations, some from rare sources. Publisher's note. /div

The Journal Of Columbus First Voyage Columbus

Author : Joaquin Miller
ISBN : 1375908650
Genre : History
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A Synoptic Edition Of The Log Of Columbus S First Voyage

Author : Francesca Lardicci
ISBN : UOM:39015045662841
Genre : History
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Columbus left written records of each of the four voyages to the Indies he made as the envoy of the king and queen of Spain, compiled as the circumstances of his life grew more complicated with the political and governmental problems associated with the exploration and colonization of the New World. The journals which Columbus wrote for each voyage have been lost and Columbus's own writings are composed entirely of narrative letters corresponding to single phases of expeditions. One exception is this text, Columbus's Log, transmitted in a single manuscript and written in the hand of Las Casas. The document is not a complete copy but a version that is in part a summary and in part a literal transcription of a source described at its outset as Libro de la primera navegacion y descubrimiento d'estas Indias. The original Columbian text was probably delivered to the king and queen at Barcelona in April 1493 on the return from his first voyage. This edition comprises an introduction, English translations of the three texts (DB, FH and LC) and critical editions of the three Spanish original texts, plus commentary.

Christopher Columbus Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199809437
Genre : History
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

In Search Of Columbus

Author : David P. Henige
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017951464
Genre : History
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In an exhaustive study of Columbus's historic first voyage to the New World, the author offers an objective textual study of the explorer's log to shed light on the murky details of the voyage.

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