How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

eBook - 2015
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The epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers--a tactical advantage no other country could match. Portugal's discovery of a sea route to India, campaign of imperial conquest over Muslim rulers, and domination of the spice trade would forever disrupt the Mediterranean and build the first global economy.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Publishing Group, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812994018
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
JV4214 .C76 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Dec 10, 2015

Publishers Weekly claims: // Surprisingly, there's no discussion of the Portuguese sailors' attitude toward Muslims after centuries of Moorish invasions and war on the Iberian Peninsula. \\
This is a weird comment, as the author repeatedly states the prevailing anti-Islamic sentiment among the rulers? [Due to Moorish occupation.]
Certainly, the lowly sailors' attitudes are typically never historically recorded, so how could the author comment pointedly???? Something peculiar and wrong with the critic of this?!?!
Great historical scholarship involved, so if unfamiliar with Portugal and the history of nautical global exploration, this is the book for you!


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