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Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley

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Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire
Title
Conquerors
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how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire
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Roger Crowley
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How Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire
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Language
eng
Summary
As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire. In an astonishing blitz of thirty years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, with few resources but breathtaking ambition, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade. Told with Roger Crowley's customary skill and verve, this is narrative history at its most vivid - an epic tale of navigation, trade and technology, money and religious zealotry, political diplomacy and espionage, sea battles and shipwrecks, endurance, courage and terrifying brutality. Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts, it brings to life the exploits of an extraordinary band of conquerors - men such as Afonso de Albuquerque, the first European since Alexander the Great to found an Asian empire - who set in motion five hundred years of European colonisation and unleashed the forces of globalisation.--
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1951-
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Crowley, Roger
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Imperialism
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
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Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-393) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17795394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)919593870
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Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-393) 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
FIEb17795394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919593870

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