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Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire / Roger Crowley.

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Erlanger Branch 909.0971 C953c 2015 (Text) 33126021018183 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780812994001
  • ISBN: 0812994000
  • Physical Description: xxv, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-351) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The prow of Europe -- Reconnaissance : the route to the Indies. The India plan ; The race ; Vasco da Gama ; "The Devil take you!" ; The Samudri -- Contest : monopolies and holy war. Cabral ; The fate of the Miri ; Fury and vengeance ; Toeholds ; The Kingdom of India ; The great whore of Babylon ; "The terrible" ; Three days at Chaul ; "The wrath of the Franks" ; Diu -- Conquest : the Lion of the Sea. The doors of the Samudri ; "What the Portuguese win they never give up" ; Prisoners of the rain ; The uses of terror ; To the eye of the sun ; The wax bullet ; "All the riches of the world in your hands" ; The last voyage ; "They never stop in one place".
Summary, etc.:
Historian and New York Times bestselling author Crowley presents the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers--a tactical advantage no other country could match.
Subject: Portugal > Colonies > History > 16th century.
Imperialism > History.
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