The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages Of Vasco Da Gama by Nigel Cliff

The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages Of Vasco Da Gama

byNigel Cliff

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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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. Perfect for readers of Endurance:Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Galileo’sDaughter, and Atlantic, this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama’s voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-dayKerala, India. Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama’s footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.

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Nigel Cliff is a historian, biographer, and critic. He was educated at Oxford University, where he was awarded the Beddington Prize for English Literature. He is a former theater and film critic for the London Times and a contributor to theEconomistand other publications. His first book,The Shakespeare Riots, was a finalist for the Nat...
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Title:The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages Of Vasco Da GamaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.89 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061735132

ISBN - 13:9780061735134

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“A stirringly epic book…a thrilling narrative…This is broad-brush history, but it is accurate, and enlivened by splendid spots of color.”