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

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
Title remainder
how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire
Statement of responsibility
Roger Crowley
Creator
Subject
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 30 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1951-
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Crowley, Roger
Dewey number
  • 946.9'02
  • 946.902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Imperialism
  • History
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Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780571290895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290895
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Conquerors : how Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the first global empire, Roger Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780571290895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780571290895
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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