The Travels of Marco Polo

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Everyman's Library #ad - Now in a handsome and newly revised hardcover edition: the extraordinary travelogue that has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco polo’s vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries.

To a contemporary audience, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, his colorful stories—and above all, Mongol emperor of China—offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone. The classic marsden and wright translation of The Travels has been revised and updated by Peter Harris, with new notes, a bibliography, and an introduction by award-winning travel writer Colin Thubron.

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The Travels of Ibn Battutah

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Picador #ad - He did not return to morocco for another 29 years, traveling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, as far east as China, 000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, covering 75, and as far south as Tanzania. With this edition by mackintosh-Smith, Battuta's Travels takes its place alongside other indestructible masterpieces of the travel-writing genre.

Ibn battutah—ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist—was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca. Picador UK. He wrote of his travels, biographer, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, anecdotal historian, and occasional botanist and gastronome.

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Castaways: The Narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

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University of California Press #ad - López-morillas's translation beautifully captures the sixteenth-century original. This enthralling story of survival is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans 1528-36. Picador UK. A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long westward journey on foot to meet up with Hernán Cortés.

In order to survive, cabeza de vaca joined native peoples along the way, learning their languages and practices and serving them as a slave and later as a physician. As he forged intimate bonds with some of them, sharing their brutal living conditions and curing their sick, he found himself on a voyage of self-discovery that was to make his reunion with his fellow Spaniards less joyful than expected.

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Frances M. When after eight years he finally reached the West, he was not recognized by his compatriots. In his writing cabeza de Vaca displays great interest in the cultures of the native peoples he encountered on his odyssey. The author of castaways naufragios, louisiana, alvar núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition to claim for Spain a vast area that includes today's Florida, and Texas.

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History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru Relasýýion de como los Espaýýoles Entraron en el Peru, Dual-Language Edition English and Spanish Edition

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Picador UK. Catherine julien's new translation of titu cusi yupanqui's relasçion de como los españoles Entraron en el Peru--an account of the Spanish conquest of Peru by the last indigenous ruler of the Inca empire--features student-oriented annotation, facing-page Spanish, and an Introduction that sets this remarkably rich source in its cultural, historical, and literary contexts.

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Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

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Beacon Press #ad - Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Named a new york times book review notable book of 1996one of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history.

Used book in Good Condition. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. A soldier in the spanish army, became a gambler, she traveled to Peru and Chile, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

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The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama

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Harper Perennial #ad - Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Picador UK. Historiannigel cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama’spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam—a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West.

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Cliff, authenticity, the author of the shakespeare Riots, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama’s footsteps to add detail, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic. Harper Perennial. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages

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Princeton University Press #ad - Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. The golden rhinoceros brings this unsung era marvelously to life, taking readers from the Sahara and the Nile River Valley to the Ethiopian highlands and southern Africa. Drawing on fragmented written sources as well as his many years of experience as an archaeologist, François-Xavier Fauvelle painstakingly reconstructs an African past that is too often denied its place in history―but no longer.

A leading historian reconstructs the forgotten history of medieval AfricaFrom the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the voyages of European exploration in the fifteenth, Africa was at the center of a vibrant exchange of goods and ideas. Fauvelle carefully pieces together the written and archaeological evidence to tell an unforgettable story that is at once sensitive to Africa’s rich social diversity and alert to the trajectories that connected Africa with the wider Muslim and Christian worlds.

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages #ad - Picador UK. He looks at ruined cities found in the mangrove, and accounts left by geographers and travelers―remarkable discoveries that shed critical light on political and architectural achievements, religious beliefs, ancient maps, diplomatic episodes, trade, exquisite pieces of art, rare artifacts like the golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe, and individual lives.

A book that finally recognizes africa’s important role in the Middle Ages, The Golden Rhinoceros also provides a window into the historian’s craft. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial.

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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

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Smithsonian Books #ad - They show that norse contacts with native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America. Harper Perennial. Picador UK. Smithsonian Books DC. Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World.

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Replete with color photographs, drawings, literature, and maps of Viking sites, archaeology, artifacts, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, oral tradition, and landscapes, and natural science. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World.

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The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Picador UK. Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia.

The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics #ad - He promised to give a silk doublet to the first sailor who should report it'No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. Harper Perennial. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. Used book in Good Condition. Smithsonian Books DC.

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World History, Volume 1: To 1800

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Cengage Learning #ad - Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J.

. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes Science and Technology; Art and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and Interaction and Exchange. Spielvogel's best seller uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give you an insightful perspective on the human experience over time.

World History, Volume 1: To 1800 #ad - Duiker and Jackson J. Harper Perennial. Important to all cultures from all time periods, these themes help you understand the course of world history and make connections across chapters. Picador UK. Smithsonian Books DC. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Travels of Ibn Battutah Macmillan Collector's Library

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Macmillan Collector's Library #ad - Smithsonian Books DC. He wrote of his travels, biographer, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist and gastronome. With this edition by mackintosh-Smith, Battutah's Travels takes its place alongside other indestructible masterpieces of the travel-writing genre.

. Lieutenant nun: memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Macmillan collectors library. He did not return to morocco for another twenty-nine years, covering seventy-five thousand miles and getting as far north as the Volga, travelling instead through more than forty countries on the modern map, as far east as China and as far south as Tanzania.

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. Harper Perennial. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Picador UK.

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