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The Resource Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580, by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius

Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580, by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius

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Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580
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Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580
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by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius
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Language
eng
Summary
No other people in history made such extensive geographical explorations as Portuguese. During the course of the fifteenth century they were the first to reveal to Europe the unknown coast of West Africa, reaching and passing the Cape of Good Hope. They made the first all-water voyage from the West to the East in 1497-99. Cabral touched on Brazil en route to India in 1500. Many of the East Indies islands had been visited by Portuguese ships before Magellan began the first voyage around the world in 1519. Christopher Columbus largely learned his trade as navigator in Portugal. By the end of the sixteenth century the Portuguese flag was flying around the world. The question arises of why the small country of Portugal led the way in exploration in the fifteenth century. This volume provides not only a narrative of the spread of the Portuguese empire but new interpretations and analyses of the history, such as a discussion of how Portuguese power differed in Africa, India, and the Far East, and an analysis of the empire's failure as a business enterprise.
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Dewey number
909/.09/71246904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP583
LC item number
.D53 1977
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Europe and the world in the Age of Expansion
Series volume
v. 1
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Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580, by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius
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"Chapters 1-13 and Appendixes 1-16 are by Bailey W. Diffie. Chapters 14-22 are by George D. Winius."--title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-516) and index
Control code
3488742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 533 pages, [11] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780816607822
Lccn
76007880 //r852
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Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
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Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580, by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius
Publication
Note
"Chapters 1-13 and Appendixes 1-16 are by Bailey W. Diffie. Chapters 14-22 are by George D. Winius."--title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-516) and index
Control code
3488742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 533 pages, [11] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780816607822
Lccn
76007880 //r852
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
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illustrations

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