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The Resource The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, by his son Ferdinand ; translated, annotated, and with a new introduction by Benjamin Keen

The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, by his son Ferdinand ; translated, annotated, and with a new introduction by Benjamin Keen

Label
The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus
Title
The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus
Statement of responsibility
by his son Ferdinand ; translated, annotated, and with a new introduction by Benjamin Keen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The cornerstone of the history of the American continent." --Washington Irving This revised edition (originally published in 1959) of the famous biography of Columbus by his son Ferdinand was published to coincide with the Columbus quincentenary celebrations. Benjamin Keen's introduction traces the changing assessments of Columbus and his Discovery over almost five centuries, as reflected in the writings of historians, other social scientists, novelists, and poets, and shows how these assessments were influenced by varying political, social, and intellectual conditions. Keen has also revised his translation and notes to reflect new information and viewpoints. Ferdinand's book is a moving and personal document. Provoked in part by the Spanish Crown's attempts to diminish Columbus's role as discoverer, it reveals the restrained emotions of a loving son jealous of his father's honor. Ferdinand had access to all of his father's papers. At the age of thirteen, he accompanied Columbus on the last voyage and participated in many of the events he relates here. The narrative has the irrestible excitement of an adventure story: shipwreck, storms, and battles with mutineers or Indians. Ferdinand's imaginative insight into the many-faceted personality of the discoverer and his artistry with words make this biography, as Henry Vignaud has said, "the most important of our sources of information on the life of the discoverer of America." Benjamin Keen is Professor Emeritus of Latin American history at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of The Aztec Image in Western Thought (Rutgers University Press) and many other books
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1488-1539
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colón, Fernando
Dewey number
970.01/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E111
LC item number
.C713 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1913-2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Keen, Benjamin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • America
  • America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
Label
The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, by his son Ferdinand ; translated, annotated, and with a new introduction by Benjamin Keen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26626611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
lxxxii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780813503035
Lccn
93123450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26626611
Label
The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, by his son Ferdinand ; translated, annotated, and with a new introduction by Benjamin Keen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26626611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
lxxxii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780813503035
Lccn
93123450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26626611

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