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Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Author of Millennium : A History of the Last Thousand Years

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About the Author

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a world-renowed scholar and author, is the Principe de Asturias Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University


Works by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Ideas That Changed the World (2003) 358 copies
Columbus (1631) 117 copies
Columbus on Himself (1992) 60 copies
Humankind: A Brief History (2004) 54 copies
Ferdinand & Isabella (1975) 17 copies
Sadat and His Statecraft (1982) 6 copies
Straits (2022) 2 copies
A HISTORY OF ENGLAND: VOL I - VI. — Editor — 1 copy
Kolomb Seyahatnamesi (2021) 1 copy

Associated Works

English History, 1914-1945 (1965) — Editor, some editions — 624 copies
England Under the Tudors (1955) — General Editor, some editions — 467 copies
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England (1956) — Series Editor, some editions — 432 copies
England under the Stuarts (1904) — General Editor, some editions — 311 copies
The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (1959) — Editor, some editions — 293 copies
England in the Later Middle Ages: A Political History (1973) — General Editor, some editions — 262 copies
Spain: A History (1994) — Contributor — 205 copies
Early Medieval England (1983) — General Editor, some editions — 143 copies
England in the Eighteenth Century (1998) — General Editor — 126 copies
What Is History Now? (2002) — Contributor — 100 copies
Edwardian England: a Splendid Illusion (1951) — Editor; Introduction — 94 copies
Victorian England (1733) — Editor — 94 copies
Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World (1991) — Introduction, some editions — 36 copies
Great Commanders of the Medieval World, 454–1582 (2011) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (2013) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Malaspina Expedition 1789 to 1794, Vol. 1 (2001) — Editor, some editions — 23 copies
Memory and Forgetting (Index on Censorship) (2001) — some editions — 7 copies


Common Knowledge



David Cathie -|Last Chapter page 527 to 566 “Crisis and Renewal of Atlantic Civilisation” In the civilisations usually praised or blamed for inventing our notion of our human supremacy - those of the ancient Chinese, Indians, Greeks and Jews - the claim that man is monarch or steward of the planet cannot be traced back very far: not beyond a period well into the last millennium before the Christian era. Once established, the claim was not widely shared. Egyptian civilisation clung to gods with the faces of crocodiles and dogs. The civilisation of the Americas worshipped the parts of the environment they ate. The mutual sustenance of man and corn did not imply the superiority of the human partner. On the contrary m, it was the people who tended the cobs in a lowly rite of servitude, while the corn seemed to exercise the divine prerogative of self-immolation for its worshippers’ good. There is no practical paradox in the idea of a god who sacrifices himself to nourish his devotees: the God of Christians does it every day.”… (more)
BJMacauley | 7 other reviews | Oct 11, 2023 |
From Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake to lesser-known scientific explorers and even an unknown mariner, a batch of new nonfiction works share previously overlooked stories set during the age of discovery. These titles expand our thinking about the people and missions that jumpstarted maritime travel and commerce.

Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Mar 2022, University of California Press
Themes: World history, Maritime history, Expeditions, Age of Discovery

STRAITS revisits the life of Ferdinand Magellan separating the fact from fiction through surviving primary sources while providing useful insights and context.
Take-aways: Historically, textbooks have glossed over the life of Magellan and portrayed him as the hero of the age of discovery. This work is effective in providing a more realistic and comprehensive examination of this historical figure.
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eduscapes | Apr 11, 2022 |
This is an academic book and not for the feint of heart. It is full of excellent information and is well-presented.
nab6215 | 8 other reviews | Jan 18, 2022 |
Los exploradores siempre han marchado en vanguardia y por ello merecen estar situados en primera fila entre los constructores del mundo moderno.
Aido2021 | Apr 9, 2021 |



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