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Well written, events are seldom one place and one at a time seldom stand alone.Published 18 days ago by Old Bergy
Terrific! Really gives detail about the state of our world in that crucial year and how forces of change were present.Published 21 days ago by Kay Ellen Thurman
As a history buff I normally enjoy such titles but this one was difficult to finish. Actually I mistook this book for the more enjoyable 1491/1493 titles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin Morningstar
This provides an historical narrative that starts in Spain in 1492 and moves geograpgically across the Straits of Gibraltar down through Africa and then to the Middle East, the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John H. Bennett
Armesto bites off more than we can chew. The "survey of the globe" structure is promising but ultimately incoherent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jorge Martin
Much like a text book so better enjoy facts and dates. Stories are new to me, not a part of past history courses.Published 2 months ago by Mary Kominowski
A great book about the turmoil facing Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain during and just after their victory over the Arabs in Andalucía. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William P Saffeels
Held my attention most of the time. I was a little disappointed that there was no discussion of native North Americans or Australians. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David A. Wilson Jr.
This is an insightful review of the political and economic events around 1492, It includes the situation in the New World with the Aztecs and the Incas. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jerry Harris