The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama by Nigel Cliff Paperback Book

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Author: Nigel Cliff

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Published: Aug 2012

Genre: History - Expeditions & Discoveries

Retail Price: $17.99

Pages: 560

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HistorianNigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama'spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam—a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of Endurance:Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Galileo'sDaughter,and Atlantic,this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama's voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-dayKerala, India. Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama's footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.

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