1492

The Year the World Began

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

On Sale: 11/02/2010

1492

The Year the World Began

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

On Sale: 11/02/2010

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About the Book

1492: Not Simply the YearColumbus Sailed the Ocean Blue . . .

In this extraordinary, sweeping history,Felipe Fernández-Armesto traces key elements of the modern worldback to that single fateful year when everything changed.

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Critical Praise

“In this admirable history, Fernández-Armesto has written a book of travels not unlike those of Marco Polo, filled with marvels and sensations, rich in description and replete with anecdote. 1492 is a compendium of delights.” - The Times (London)

In his stimulating new book, Fernandez-Armesto offers a model of how to write popular history: accessible, provocative and full of telling detail. (4 stars) - Mail on Sunday (London)

“Fernandez-Armesto’s narrative fluidity, not to mention an ability to turn a phrase, converts facts into context in an attractively readable manner.... Surveying the planet entire in 1492, Fernández-Armesto brilliantly sweeps a startling breadth of history into his unified narrative.” - Booklist

“Fernández-Armesto challenges some long-standing historical thinking…. The compiled information adds immensely to the understanding of world that ended and began in 1492…. 1492 changes our view of history.” - San Antonio Express-News

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061132285
  • ISBN 10: 0061132284
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 11/02/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / World
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / General
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / General

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