Colom of Catalonia: Origins of Christopher Columbus Revealed

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Demers Books, 2008 - 304 pagine
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Long overdue in the eyes of many scholars, this comprehensive examination into the life of Christopher Columbus rehearses the many alternative theories of Columbus’s origins and the objections each has to the Italian theory of his birth. School children around the world are taught that Christopher Columbus was Italian, or, more precisely, a Genoese who sailed to the New World for the Spanish only because that country’s sovereigns gave him the money for the project; many scholars throughout history, however, have cast doubt onto this version of the explorer’s story. After digging up these counter-cultural theories and discussing their individual merits and prejudices, this scholarly investigation selects the theory most likely to be true: Christopher Columbus was a Catalan, born in the principality of Catalonia, a member of a family hostile to the dynasty that ruled his newly united country.

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Columbus was most likely not Genoese

Recensione dell'utente  - Richard Detwiler - Borders

I've read several bestseller mystery novels this summer, and enjoyed just as much Merrill's non-fiction detective story about the origins and identity of Columbus. (He drew me into the story as well ... Leggi recensione completa

Columbus was Genoese

Recensione dell'utente  - SempreAvanti - Borders

Charle J. Merrill's fanciful theory was promoted on August 1, 2004, at 10PM EDT, on the Discovery Channel broadcast of "Columbus: Secrets from the grave," a program that was saturated with all sorts ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Introduction
1
10
30
Chapter 1
56
Claims That Columbus Was Not Italian
74
Chapter 2
85
Chapter 7
110
Chapter 3
188
Chapter 4
197
Chapter 8
222
History of the Question of Columbus Catalan Origins
239
COLOM CATALA
246
Conclusion
253
About the Author
306
Copyright

Informazioni sull'autore (2008)

Charles J. Merrill is an associate professor of foreign languages at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He lives in Frederick, Maryland.

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