The World of Columbus
Six essays survey the ideas that directly and indirectly influenced Christopher Columbus, showing how he was a product of his time. The topics include the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella, artistic discovery, science, navigation and ships, and music. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Por
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