The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama (Paperback)
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The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama (Paperback)

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Paperback 428 Pages / Published: 29/10/1998
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Vasco da Gama (?1469-1524) is well known as one of a generation of discoverers, along with Magellan, Cabral, and Columbus. Yet little is known about his life, or about the context within which he 'discovered' the all-sea route to India in 1497-99. This book, based on a mass of published and unpublished sources in Portuguese and other languages, delineates Gama's career and social context, focusing on the delicate balance between 'career' and 'legend'. The book addresses broad questions of myth-building and nationalism, while never losing sight of Gama himself.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521646291
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... exhaustively documented, and dense with information.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Subrahmanyam is an exemplary scholar. His knowledge of the subject is unsurpassed.' The Sunday Times
' ... a book notable as much for its formidable scholarship as for the boldness and breadth of its conception'. Cultura
' ... an outstanding biography ... which makes it easy to follow Vasco Da Gama's career'. Business Standard

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