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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • The Dawn of Canadian Historyby Stephen Leacock; George M. Wrong; H. H. Langton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Stephen Leacock shot to popular acclaim as a humor writer prone to penning absurdist vignettes and other mirthful morsels. However, he was trained as a political economist and spent much of his life working in this and several other academic disciplines. The collaborative volume The Dawn of Canadian History showcases Leacock's strengths as a scholar... more...

  • America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.by Benjamin Franklin Bowen

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Conspiracy theorists and open-minded history buffs will enjoy the explosive argument at the center of Benjamin Franklin Bowen's treatise America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. Bowen marshals a surprisingly compelling account of what he claims was the first European contingent of explorers to reach the shores of what would come to be known... more...

  • Von Wilden und wahrhaft Wilden: Wahrnehmungen der "Neuen Welt" in ausgewählten europäischen Reiseberichten und Chroniken des 16. Jahrhundertsby Désirée Eckert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.12

    Die Entdeckung Amerikas und die epochale technische Innovation des Buchdruckes veränderten das menschliche Weltverständnis. So war die Entdeckung der Neuen Welt weit mehr als eine geographische Erweiterung des Horizonts. Zusammen mit dem neuen Kommunikationsmittel, dem Buchdruck, veränderten sie das Weltbild, beflügelten die Phantasie der Europäer... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...

  • Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über die Wikingerby Claudia Banck

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 29.35

    Sie waren groß, blond und blauäugig und ihre Frauen hatten nichts zu sagen. Die ?Terroristen? des Mittelalters tauchten mit ihren Schiffen aus dem Nichts auf und versetzten Europa in Angst und Schrecken. Bis an die Zähne bewaffnet eroberten die Horden aus dem Norden ganze Landstriche und erschlugen alles, was sich bewegte. Doch waren die Wikinger wirklich... more...

  • La nao Santa Mari´aby Cesareo Fernández Duro

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Cesareo Fernandez Duro was a captain of the Spanish Armada, writer, scholar, and historian. As a writer, he was a polygraph; covering many subjects, mainly cooking and Spanish naval history, highlighted by his essential and very encyclopedic Historia de la Armada Española . Naufragios de la Armada Española  was his first naval book and one of... more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421 , distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas?offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian?s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into... more...

  • The Farfarersby Farley Mowat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors?Celt, Roman, and Norse?the Albans fled west.... more...

  • Kolumbus und der Tag von Guanahaniby Stefan Rinke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 41.94

    »Tierra!« Ein Schrei zerreißt die Stille über dem nächtlichen Atlantik. Am 12. Oktober 1492 um zwei Uhr sichtet der Matrose Rodrigo de Triana Land ? die Insel Guanahani, das heutige San Salvador. Endlich! Ein Kanonenschuss weckt die Mannschaften der Santa María, Pinta und Niña. Nach dieser Entdeckung entbrennt in Europa der Kampf um die Aufteilung... more...

  • Viaje al río de la Plataby Ulrich Schmídel de Straubing

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Esta biografía con profundos elementos reflexivos retrata el temperamento de un tirano de la Argentina. El autor se esfuerza en captar con todos sus matices a un tipo de carácter autoritario que marcó la historia del siglo XIX americano. Sarmiento no solo se ocupa del personaje en cuestión sino que se interesa por el contexto en que éste vivió. more...