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the tragic history of the sea


Author: boxer c.r. (edited by)

Publisher: university of minnesota press

ISBN: 9780816638901

Provided on request

Provided on request


Compelling stories of shipwreck, adventure and death on the high seas, now back in print.

The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries were a time of great colonial expansion, marked by a mercantile frenzy of ships carrying merchants, aristocrats, missionaries, sailors, Inquisitors, botanists and statesmen pursuing the spoils of empire. Among the narratives that chronicled these voyages, those of the Portuguese are unequaled. C. R. Boxer’s fascinating translations of famous Portuguese shipwreck stories detail the disasters and terrors plaguing the perilous sea trading route between Portugal and India.

Edition: 2001