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The Resource Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley

Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley

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Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire
Title
Conquerors
Title remainder
how Portugal forged the first global empire
Statement of responsibility
Roger Crowley
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
EUROPEAN HISTORY. As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire. In an astonishing blitz of thirty years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, with few resources but breathtaking ambition, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade. Told with Roger Crowley's customary skill and verve, this is narrative history at its most vivid - an epic tale of navigation, trade and technology, money and religious zealotry, political diplomacy and espionage, sea battles and shipwrecks, endurance, courage and terrifying brutality
Cataloging source
NLE
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowley, Roger
Dewey number
946.902
Index
index present
LC call number
JV4214
LC item number
.C76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
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Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641845
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290901
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)959259468
Label
Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641845
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290901
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)959259468

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