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The Last Crusade: And the Birth of the Modern World Nigel Cliff

The Last Crusade: And the Birth of the Modern World

Nigel Cliff

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ISBN : 9781848870185
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Historian Nigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gamas pioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which foreverMoreHistorian Nigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gamas pioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which forever altered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of Endurance Shackletons Incredible Voyage, Galileos Daughter, and Atlantic, this first-ever complete account of da Gamas voyages includes new information from the recently discovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of letters between da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-day Kerala, India. Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws upon his own travels in da Gamas footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and a contemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.