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The Last Crusade

The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama
Written by: Nigel Cliff
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: History, World

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Historian Nigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama's pioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam - a series of events which forever altered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for fans of Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Galileo's Daughter, and Atlantic, this first-ever complete account of da Gama's voyages includes new information from the recently discovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of letters between da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-day Kerala, India. 

Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws upon his own travels in da Gama's footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and a contemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.

©2011 Nigel Cliff (P)2020 Tantor

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  • 2020-06-20

Exploration through lens of crusades

Great history of the period. Not really a biography of Da Gama, but interesting and easy to follow.