First Voyage Round the World by Magellan

First Voyage Round the World by Magellan Author Antonio Pigafetta
ISBN-10 9781108011433
Year 2010-06-24
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Volume 52 of the Hakluyt Society publications (1874) contains a survivor's account of Magellan's expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

The First Voyage Around the World 1519 1522

The First Voyage Around the World  1519 1522 Author Antonio Pigafetta
ISBN-10 9780802093707
Year 2007
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press

On 10 August 1519, five ships departed from Seville for what was to become the first circumnavigation of the globe. Linked by fame to the name of its captain, Magellan, much of the expedition is known through the travelogue of one of the few crew members who returned to Spain, Antonio Pigafetta. A narrative and cartographic record of the journey (including 23 hand-drawn watercolour charts) from Patagonia to Indonesia, from the Philippines to the Cape of Good Hope, Pigafetta's The First Voyage around the World is a classic of discovery and exploration literature. This volume is based on the critical edition by Antonio Canova. It includes an extensive introduction to the work and generous annotations by Theodore J. Cachey Jr who discusses the marvelous elements of the story through allusions to Magellan's travels made by writers as diverse as Shakespeare and Gabriel García Márquez. However, Cachey is careful to point out that Pigafetta's book is far from just a marvel-filled travel narrative. The First Voyage around the World is also a remarkably accurate ethnographic and geographical account of the circumnavigation, and one that has earned its reputation among modern historiographers and students of the early contacts between Europe and the East Indies. Expertly presented and handsomely illustrated, this edition of Pigafetta's classic travelogue is sure to enlighten new readers and invigorate the imagination as the story has done since it first appeared.

Magellan s Voyage

Magellan s Voyage Author Antonio Pigafetta
ISBN-10 0486280993
Year 1994
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519–1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map.

Pieces of You

Pieces of You Author Eileen Merriman
ISBN-10 9780143770480
Year 2017-05-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that's when things really fall apart. I couldn't tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me? Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. 'You're funny, Becs,' Cory said. 'You have no idea,' I said, and clearly he didn't, but I was smiling anyway. And after that, he was all I could think about. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that's before he shatters it all over again . . .

Africa and the Discovery of America

Africa and the Discovery of America Author Leo Wiener
ISBN-10 9783864034329
Year 2012-01
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand

This book is about an event in history that changed the world for all times. It is a sad story that did not have to be. What Africans and the indigenous Americans have given to the world is a part of total humanity that must be respectfully considered in order to build a world where all people can walk in peace and dignity with their respective contributions accepted.

The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus

The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus Author Christopher Columbus
ISBN-10 9780141920429
Year 2004-02-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement.

A Dictionary and Grammar of the Malayan Language

A Dictionary and Grammar of the Malayan Language Author William Marsden
ISBN-10 1108055095
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 898
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Published in 1812, this study of Malay in its written form was begun during William Marsden's service with the East India Company in Sumatra (1771-9). He continued his textual work in England upon his return, thus putting his practical knowledge into a solid scholarly frame. An expert in Asian languages and an outstanding Malay scholar in the English-speaking world, Marsden (1754-1836) was a fellow of the Royal Society from 1783 and later its vice-president and treasurer. This work is distinctive for its substantial Malay-English section, and for the use of examples from original Malay texts collected by the author. Despite being superseded by subsequent dictionaries, it is still a highly regarded and valuable source of information, especially about older, specialised and regional terms. The introduction provides the reader with a history of the Malayan language, including its spread, usage and regional variations.

Charles Darwin s Beagle Diary

Charles Darwin s Beagle Diary Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 0521003172
Year 2001-05-24
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A fascinating record of one of the most famous journeys ever made, providing an accurate historical document as well as an evocative travelogue that conveys Charles Darwin's personal account of the voyage with freshness and immediacy.From the reviews:' a record of his immediate feelings, the sea-sickness, the triumphs of his palaeontological finds, close shaves with General Rosas and military activity in Patagonia, dringking maté and smoking cigarilloes with the Gaucho, the stars glittering over the Andes vivid and expressive...'Janet Browne

Textures of Time

Textures of Time Author Velcheru Narayana Rao
ISBN-10 1590510445
Year 2003
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Other Press, LLC

Along with the clock and the railroad, did the British colonists bring the questionable gift of history to India? Generations of Western writers have claimed that historical consciousness did not exist in India before its conquest by the British at the end of the eighteenth century, assuming that Indians in pre-colonial times were indifferent to historical fact and approached their past through myth, legend, and story. Nearly a thousand years ago, the great scholar Al-Biruni complained that, "unfortunately, the Hindus do not pay much attention to the historical order of things. They are very careless in relating the chronological succession of kings, and when pressed for information ... invariably take to tale-telling." Until now this had been the received wisdom of the West, repeated with little variation by post-colonial historians. Textures of Time sets out not merely to disprove that idea, but to demonstrate through a brilliant blend of storytelling and scholarship the complex forms of history that were produced in South India between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Through a nuanced reading of the rich language of folk epic, courtly poetry, and prose narratives, the authors reveal a subtle but distinct divide between fact and fiction in South Indian writings and make a clear case for the existence of historical narrative in precolonial India.