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- Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99
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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
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...
- 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 Columbuss own writingschronologically arranged, and translated into idiomatic Englishto relate his self-perception and personal history, as far as is possible, in his own words. The... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
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...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63
Compared to other animals, the way humans live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - changes at a bewildering speed. Why is this? Felipe Fernández-Armesto offers some revolutionary answers to this fundamental question about our species - and speculates on what they mean for our future. more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
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...