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Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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  • Civilizationsby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...

  • Amerigoby Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer. In Amerigo , the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question ?What?s in a name?? by delivering... more...

  • 1492by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    1492: The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born. Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium , covers such iconic figures as Christopher Columbus and Alexander Borgia and explores cultures as diverse as that of Spain, China, and Africa... more...

  • Near a Thousand Tablesby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    In Near a Thousand Tables, acclaimed food historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the fascinating story of food as cultural as well as culinary history -- a window on the history of mankind. In this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) book, he guides readers through the eight great revolutions in the world history of food: the origins... more...

  • Columbus on Himselfby Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    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... more...

  • Truthby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling technologies of "primitive" societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers; from spiritualism to science and from New York... more...

  • 1492by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    The world would end in 1492 - so the prophets, soothsayers and stargazers said. They were right. Their world did end. But ours began. In search of the origins of the modern world, 1492 takes readers on a journey around the globe of the time, in the company of real-life travellers, drawing together the threads that began to bind the planet: from... more...

  • The Conquistadorsby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...

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