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The World in 1492

  • 168 Pages
  • 2.15 MB
  • English

H. Holt , New York
Fifteenth century -- Juvenile literature, Fifteenth century, World hi
About the Edition

Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.

Statementby Jean Fritz ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Stefano Vitale.
ContributionsFritz, Jean., Vitale, Stefano, ill.
LC ClassificationsD203 .W67 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 168 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1704229M
ISBN 100805016740
LC Control Number92005434

Jamaka Highwater was writing from the perspective of the Native Americans. Inthere was no United States of America, so yes, the Europeans said the year wasbut not the Americans, South, Central, or North. I found this book to be a great beginning to undoing my own Euro-centric view of history and expanding my world view/5(3).

The World In Six prominent authors tell the story of what was happening all over the world during the time of Columbus. To the majority of the earth's inhabitants of years ago, Renaissance Europe was not the center of the world--everywhere were societies on the rise or in decline, and now this book reveals their accomplishments/5.

An interesting panoramic world history based on the thesis that the world changed in —not just Columbus' explorations, not just the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain; but according to legends in South America and by: The World in by Jean Fritz, Stefano Vitale The World in 1492 book by H.

Holt in New : Jean Fritz, Jamake Highwater, Margaret Mahy, Patricia McKissack, Katherine Paterson, Fredrick McKiss. was 'the year the world began', argues the author, because at that point the human race, which had developed divergently on separate continents, became convergent with the meeting of Europe and the Americas, followed by the establishment of modern globalisation/5.

This is the first well documented book that attempts to use archeological and historical information to create an unbiased understanding of the peoples, communities, scientific advances, commercial and agricultural practices that were in the Americas before Cited by: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a non-fiction book by American author and science writer Charles C.

Mann about the pre-Columbian Americas. It was the winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine.

The book presents recent research findings in Author: Charles C. Mann. the world in by Jean Fritz & illustrated by Stefano Vitale ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct.

12, Author: Jean Fritz. A groundbreaking study that The World in 1492 book alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus’s landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve thousand years ago; existed mainly in small, nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on.

the world in User Review - Kirkus An ambitious undertaking: a survey with contributions by six eminent authors, plus fine reproductions of artifacts, photos of architecture, and contemporary.

The World Before Columbus book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. The World in [Jean Fritz; Stefano Vitale;] -- Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Polynesia.

He is best known for his controversial book The Year China Discovered the World, in which he asserts that the fleets of Chinese Admiral Zheng He visited the Americas prior to European explorer Christopher Columbus inand that the same fleet circumnavigated the globe a century before the expedition of Ferdinand : Pseudohistory.

The World in Jean Fritz, Author, Stefano Vitale, Illustrator, Jamake Highwater, Joint Author Henry Holt & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. The World in by Jean Fritz, Katherine Paterson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Novel of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish Inquisition, and a World at the Turning Point by Newton Frohlich is a fascinating read.

Its title tells all. It retells the years of the Spanish inquisition under Queen Isabel who truly ruled the roost/5. From Booklist Surveying the planet entire inFernández-Armesto selects a regional event (frequently the death of a ruler) and elaborates its significance in the redirection of history’s flow from a humanity sundered into separate civilizations on several continents, toward a 4/4().

Far from being popular culture, it's like a huge swath of the world's culture was wiped clean off the map in and no one has since looked back. That's how the book sinks it's teeth into you, you feel privileged to be able to read the stories/5(K). Year was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 92nd year of the 15th century, and the 3rd year of the s decade.

is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West, Europe, Christianity, Islam Centuries: 14th century, 15th century, 16th century.

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When Columbus crossed the Atlantic inhis journey prompted the exchange of not only information but also food, animals, insects, plants and disease between the continents. In a new book.

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Richardson. Buy a cheap copy of The World in book by Katherine Paterson. Children's Nonfiction-World History Covers what else was going on in the world in besides Columbus and his famous voyage. Different authors cover Europe, Aisa, Free shipping over $   In ',' Columbus Shaped A World To Be When Columbus crossed the Atlantic inhis journey prompted the exchange of not only information but.

When Columbus landed inthe New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ranged from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, spoke as many as two thousand different languages, and lived in groups that varied from small bands of hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated and dazzling empires of the Incas and Aztecs.

The year has always been a significant year in his understanding of world history, forever associated with Columbus’s discovery of a sea route to America, which united civilisations by transforming the Atlantic from an insuperable barrier into a highway of trade and ideas.

But in the author gives the year added global : Rob Attar. The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born.

Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium, covers such iconic figures as Christopher Columbus and Alexander Borgia and explores cultures as diverse as that of Spain, China, and Africa to tell the story ofa momentous.

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Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.4/4(18). The World in by Jean Fritz, Stefano Vitale (Illustrator), Jamake Highwater starting at $ The World in has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. The world would end in - so the prophets, soothsayers and stargazers said.

They were right. Their world did end. But ours began. In search of the origins of the modern world, takes readers on a journey around the globe of the time, in the company of real-life travellers, drawing together the threads that began to bind the planet: from the way power and wealth are distributed around /5().

The event everyone remembers about is that it is supposed to be the year America was discovered; though the author has already written a book Author: Simon Heffer. Christopher Columbus changed the world by bringing colonization to the New World, which in turn led to the annihilation of many of the native peoples and cultures of North and South America.

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Due to his expeditions, a world-changing transfer of plants, animals and diseases occurred, and there was an unprecedented mixing of cultures.change in Some of the changes were effective; that is, they launched transformations that have continued ever since, and have helped shape the world we inhabit today.

Others were representative of longer-term changes of which our world is the result. This book is File Size: 4MB.This work of comparative history explores the array of ceremonies that the English, the Spanish, the French, the Portuguese and the Dutch performed to enact their taking possession of the New World.

The book develops the historic cultural contexts of these ceremonies, and tackles the implications of these histories for contemporary nation-states of the post-colonial era.