Vasco de Gama et l ouverture de la route des Indes
Découvrez enfin tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur Vasco de Gama et l’ouverture de la route des Indes en moins d’une heure ! En 1497, cinq ans seulement après la découverte de l’Amérique par Christophe Colomb, Vasco de Gama s’embarque pour l’Inde. S’il part en quête d’épices et des mille autres richesses que recèlent ces lointaines contrées, il s’agit aussi, et surtout, de fonder en Asie un comptoir portugais, afin de jeter les bases d’un empire colonial. Nul doute que l’expédition s’avérera décisive pour la couronne portugaise. Ce livre vous permettra d’en savoir plus sur : • La vie du navigateur • Le contexte politique et social de l’époque • Ses expéditions (carte à l’appui) • Les répercussions de ses voyages Le mot de l’éditeur : « Dans ce numéro de la collection « 50MINUTES | Grandes Découvertes », Thomas Melchers nous présente la vie et les expéditions de l’un des plus célèbres explorateurs du XVe siècle. Désireux de mener à bien les missions qui lui sont confiées, Vasco de Gama n’hésite pas à avoir recours à la force, ce qui le fera tomber en disgrâce. Aussi fascinant que redoutable, Vasco de Gama ne cesse d’occuper l’imaginaire collectif. » Stéphanie Dagrain À PROPOS DE LA SÉRIE 50MINUTES | Grandes Découvertes La série « Grandes Découvertes » de la collection « 50MINUTES » aborde plus de cinquante explorations territoriales qui ont bouleversé notre connaissance du monde. Chaque livre a été pensé pour les lecteurs curieux qui veulent faire le tour d’un sujet précis en allant à l’essentiel, et ce en moins d’une heure. Nos auteurs mêlent les faits historiques et les analyses aux nouvelles recherches pour rendre accessibles des siècles d’histoire.
The Career and Legend of Vasco Da Gama
Vasco da Gama (?1469-1524) is well known as one of a generation of discoverers, along with Magellan, Cabral, and Columbus. Yet little is known about his life, or about the context within which he 'discovered' the all-sea route to India in 1497-99. This book, based on a mass of published and unpublished sources in Portuguese and other languages, delineates Gama's career and social context, focusing on the delicate balance between 'career' and 'legend'. The book addresses broad questions of myth-building and nationalism, while never losing sight of Gama himself.
Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea
This volume contains a selection of fourteen papers presented at the Red Sea VI conference held at Tabuk University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2013. It sheds light on many aspects related to the environmental and biological perspectives, history, archaeology and human culture of the Red Sea, opening the door to more interdisciplinary research in the region.
The invention of Africa
..". groundbreaking... clear, straightforward, and economical.... seminal... " -- American Anthropologist "This is a challenging book... a remarkable contribution to African intellectual history." -- International Journal of African Historical Studies "Mudimbe's description of the struggles over Africa's self-invention are vivid and rewarding. From Blyden to Sartre, Temples to Senghor, Mudimbe provides a bold and versatile resume of Africa's literary inventors." -- Village Voice Literary Supplement ..". a landmark achievement in African studies."A -- Journal of Religion in Africa In this unique and provocative book, Zairean philosopher and writer V. Y. Mudimbe addresses the multiple scholarly discourses that exist -- African and non-African -- concerning the meaning of Africa and being African.
The Cambridge History of Seventeenth Century Music
The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.
This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally free society perverted its own freedoms and denied the fact that an inhuman institution lies at the heart of the American experience. The authority and eloquence of this work make it essential reading for all who want to understand the American past and present. From the Trade Paperback edition.
War in the Falklands
Details the war between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands and discusses the political, diplomatic, and strategic aspects of the conflict
Encompassing the Globe
Portugal's contacts with the venerable kingdoms and empires of Africa and Asia, and later with the vast expanse of Brazil, led to unprecedented examples of cultural exchange, including the creation of strikingly beautiful and highly original works of art. Encompassing the Globe features more than 250 full-color reproductions of extraordinary creations that demonstrate how the Portuguese forged links among the continents and began cross-cultural dialogues. Essays by leading authorities shed light on the principal personalities of the period, the economic and religious motivations behind Portuguese expansion, and the technological advances that made the new sea routes navigable.
The King s Daughter
Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate. Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.