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By John K. Thornton

ISBN-10: 0521727340

ISBN-13: 9780521727341

Precis: A Cultural historical past of the Atlantic global, 1250–1820 explores the concept robust hyperlinks exist within the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South the USA. John okay. Thornton offers a finished evaluate of the background of the Atlantic Basin prior to 1830 by way of describing political, social and cultural interactions among the continents' population. He lines the backgrounds of the populations on those 3 continental landmasses introduced into touch through ecu navigation. Thornton then examines the political and social implications of the encounters, tracing the origins of a number of Atlantic societies and displaying how new methods of consuming, consuming, conversing and worshipping constructed within the newly created Atlantic international. This e-book makes use of shut readings of unique assets to provide new interpretations of its topic.

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86. For dates, see Gomes, “Prima Inuentione,” fol. 274v; and MS “Valentim Fernandes,” fol. 89. Also João de Barros, Decadas de India (Lisbon, 1552, mod. facsimile ed. 1938), Decade I, Book 1, cap. 14. 43 Gomes, “Prima Inuentione,” fols. 276–277, 280v, 281v–282. 44 An interesting study of this diplomacy can be found in Ivana Elbl, “Cross-Cultural Trade and Diplomacy: Portuguese Relations with West Africa, 1441–1521,” Journal of World History 3 (1992): 165–204. 45 In all this, their most spectacular success was in Kongo, where conversion was won and alliances made.

A Carta do Preste João das Índias: Versões medievais Latinas (Lisbon, 1998). 27 In 1306, these stories were consolidated when an Ethiopian mission arrived in the Spanish court, seeking an alliance against Egypt and other Muslim powers. Ethiopian monks visited Europe regularly; they attended the Church Council of Florence in 1415, and established a community in Rome. 29 In the end, however, the crown – and Prince Henry in particular – was poor, and these strategic dreams would be expensive to undertake.

Not even attempting to raid the coasts, they went immediately to establish diplomatic contacts with the political authorities they met, inviting them to send ambassadors to Lisbon and encouraging them to have their younger relatives educated in Portugal with the hope that this might spread Christianity and create alliances. 44 They even went farther, sending embassies far inland to contact the emperor of Mali in the 1490s, and were in Zurara, Cronica, caps. 75, 87–88, 94; for an insightful commentary, see Marian Malowist.

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