Columbus on Himself Paperback / softback
Intended as an antidote to potted biographies and piecemeal reconstructions of his voyages, this volume draws on judicious selections from Christopher Columbus's own writings--chronologically arranged, and translated into idiomatic English--to relate his self-perception and personal history, as far as is possible, in his own words.
The result is a full and vivid (and often surprising) portrait of this complex man and the role he thought he was destined to play as God's instrument on earth.
Twenty-four illustrations, maps of Columbus's routes across the Atlantic and his travels in the West Indies, and an index further enhance this introduction to his life and discoveries.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 300 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 15/03/2010
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781603841337
- Hardback from £32.49