Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus Washington Irving

ISBN: 9781446053447

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Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus  by  Washington Irving

Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus by Washington Irving
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Modern views of Columbus are overshadowed by guilt about past conquests. Credit for discovering the New World, we are told, belongs to its original inhabitants rather than any European, and Columbus gave those inhabitants nothing apart from death,MoreModern views of Columbus are overshadowed by guilt about past conquests.

Credit for discovering the New World, we are told, belongs to its original inhabitants rather than any European, and Columbus gave those inhabitants nothing apart from death, disease and destruction. Yet for the Old World of Europe the four voyages of Columbus brought revelation where before there had been only myths and guesswork. People had thought it was only the great distance that made it impossible to reach Asia sailing west from Spain. No one had predicted that a vast continent stood in the way.



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