Columbus: English and Portuguese Discoveries of America Justin Winsor

ISBN: 9780918680495

Published: December 28th 1994

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256 pages


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Columbus: English and Portuguese Discoveries of America  by  Justin Winsor

Columbus: English and Portuguese Discoveries of America by Justin Winsor
December 28th 1994 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780918680495 | 8.15 Mb

Dear Parkman:—You and I have not followed the maritime peoples of western Europe in planting and defending their flags on the American shores without observing the strange fortunes of the Italians, in that they have provided pioneers for thoseMoreDear Parkman:—You and I have not followed the maritime peoples of western Europe in planting and defending their flags on the American shores without observing the strange fortunes of the Italians, in that they have provided pioneers for those Atlantic nations without having once secured in the New World a foothold for themselves.When Venice gave her Cabot to England and Florence bestowed Verrazano upon France, these explorers established the territorial claims of their respective and foster motherlands, leading to those contrasts and conflicts which it has been your fortune to illustrate as no one else has.When Genoa gave Columbus to Spain and Florence accredited her Vespucius to Portugal, these adjacent powers, whom the Bull of Demarcation would have kept asunder in the new hemisphere, established their rival races in middle and southern America, neighboring as in the Old World- but their contrasts and conflicts have never had so worthy a historian as you have been for those of the north.The beginnings of their commingled history I have tried to relate in the present work, and I turn naturally to associate in it the name of the brilliant historian of France and England in North America with that of your obliged friend,



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