How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780812994001
Branch Call Number: 909.09712 C8865c 2015
Characteristics: xxv, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Dec 10, 2015

Publishers Weekly claims: // Surprisingly, there's no discussion of the Portuguese sailors' attitude toward Muslims after centuries of Moorish invasions and war on the Iberian Peninsula. \\
This is a weird comment, as the author repeatedly states the prevailing anti-Islamic sentiment among the rulers? [Due to Moorish occupation.]
Certainly, the lowly sailors' attitudes are typically never historically recorded, so how could the author comment pointedly???? Something peculiar and wrong with the critic of this?!?!
Great historical scholarship involved, so if unfamiliar with Portugal and the history of nautical global exploration, this is the book for you!


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