The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (Of 2) With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest - John Fiske

The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (Of 2) With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest

By John Fiske

  • Release Date: 1989-04-23
  • Genre: History
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The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (Of 2) With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest John Fiske Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The present work is the outcome of two lines of study pursued, with more or less interruption from other studies, for about thirty years. It will be observed that the book has two themes, as different in character as the themes for voice and piano in Schubert's "Fruhlingsglaube," and yet so closely related that the one is needful for an adequate comprehension of the other. In order to view in their true perspective the series of events comprised in the Discovery of America, one needs to form a mental picture of that strange world of savagery and barbarism to which civilized Europeans were for the first time introduced in the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, in their voyages along the African coast, into the Indian and Pacific oceans, and across the Atlantic. Nothing that Europeans discovered during that stirring period was so remarkable as these antique phases of human society, the mere existence of which had scarcely been suspected, and the real character of which it has been left for the present generation to begin to understand.

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