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Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Autor(a) de Millennium : A History of the Last Thousand Years

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Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a world-renowed scholar and author, is the Principe de Asturias Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University

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Obras de Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food (2001) 590 cópias, 7 resenhas
1492: The Year the World Began (2009) 448 cópias, 8 resenhas
Ideas That Changed the World (2003) 365 cópias, 5 resenhas
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration (2006) 362 cópias, 3 resenhas
Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed (1997) 245 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Americas: A Hemispheric History (2003) 213 cópias, 5 resenhas
Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America (2007) 193 cópias, 10 resenhas
Columbus (1991) 119 cópias, 2 resenhas
Columbus: And the Conquest of the Impossible (1863) 74 cópias, 1 resenha
The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction (2011) 70 cópias, 1 resenha
Columbus on Himself (1992) 62 cópias
Humankind: A Brief History (2004) 54 cópias
Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan (2022) 42 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Times Illustrated History of Europe (1995) 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
Ferdinand & Isabella (1975) 17 cópias
The World: A History, Volume 2 (since 1300) (2006) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
Sadat and His Statecraft (1982) 6 cópias
Le Grand atlas des explorations (1991) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
A HISTORY OF ENGLAND: VOL I - VI. — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Atlás de las Grandes Civilizaciones 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Alternatív világtörténet (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Away Weekend (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
Kolomb Seyahatnamesi (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

English History, 1914-1945 (1965) — Editor, algumas edições639 cópias, 6 resenhas
England Under the Tudors (1955) — General Editor, algumas edições486 cópias, 1 resenha
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England (1956) — Series Editor, algumas edições440 cópias, 1 resenha
England under the Stuarts (1904) — General Editor, algumas edições315 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (1959) — Editor, algumas edições300 cópias
England in the Later Middle Ages: A Political History (1973) — General Editor, algumas edições269 cópias, 1 resenha
Spain: A History (1994) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias, 1 resenha
Early Medieval England (1983) — General Editor, algumas edições146 cópias
England in the Eighteenth Century (1998) — General Editor — 127 cópias
What Is History Now? (2002) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Edwardian England: a Splendid Illusion (1951) — Editor; Introdução — 95 cópias
Victorian England (1887) — Editor — 94 cópias
The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 7, c.1415-c.1500 (1998) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World (1991) — Introdução, algumas edições36 cópias, 1 resenha
Great Commanders of the Medieval World, 454–1582 (2011) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (2013) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Malaspina Expedition 1789 to 1794, Vol. 1 (2001) — Editor, algumas edições23 cópias
Memory and Forgetting (Index on Censorship) (2001)algumas edições7 cópias

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Felipe Fernández-Armesto is one of the world's greatest historians, especially in the era of the "Great Discoveries." His books on Columbus and Vespucci are standards, and this one on Magellan will be one too. It rests in deep and wide archival research and tackles several historiographical disputes about Magellan's origins, motives, and life. It is no hagiography. After reading his books on Columbus and Vespucci you get the idea that Fernández-Armesto gives them a grudging respect. Not so here. To Fernández-Armesto, Magellan was a hack, a monomaniac, and a poor leader of men. He was a turncoat to his birth nation (Portugal), disobeyed orders from his new sovereign (Carlos V of Spain), and a poor leader of men (inspiring multiple mutinies). His voyage discovered a terrible strait to the Pacific, found a useless way across the wide Pacific that found no islands and got almost everybody killed, did not get to the Spice Islands that were his stated goal, and messing things up so bad in the islands he did find (Guam and the Philippines) that he got himself killed—and, it wasn't on Spain's side of the line anyway. For Fernández-Armesto, he was no hero. He didn't even circumnavigate the globe. All the hero-worship that later accrued to his name is odd and misplaced.

Fernández-Armesto offers copious endnotes, some with discursive text. A great work of history. Two things knock it down one half star. First, the images are near to worthless. They are well-chosen, as you would expect from Fernández-Armesto. But, they are all reduced to the size of one book page, in portrait orientation, and in black-and-white. This makes them grainy, tiny, and near to worthless. The editors let him down here. A nice set of color plates would have been good for this book. Second, more than I recall in his other works, Fernández-Armesto makes modern analogies and jokey asides in the text that I found rather off-putting. Still, it must now rank as the best biography of Magellan available, and it will be for some time.
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tuckerresearch | 1 outra resenha | Feb 28, 2024 |
David Cathie -|Last Chapter page 527 to 566 “Crisis and Renewal of Atlantic Civilisation” In the civilisations usually praised or blamed for inventing our notion of our human supremacy - those of the ancient Chinese, Indians, Greeks and Jews - the claim that man is monarch or steward of the planet cannot be traced back very far: not beyond a period well into the last millennium before the Christian era. Once established, the claim was not widely shared. Egyptian civilisation clung to gods with the faces of crocodiles and dogs. The civilisation of the Americas worshipped the parts of the environment they ate. The mutual sustenance of man and corn did not imply the superiority of the human partner. On the contrary m, it was the people who tended the cobs in a lowly rite of servitude, while the corn seemed to exercise the divine prerogative of self-immolation for its worshippers’ good. There is no practical paradox in the idea of a god who sacrifices himself to nourish his devotees: the God of Christians does it every day.”… (mais)
 
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BJMacauley | outras 7 resenhas | Oct 11, 2023 |
From Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake to lesser-known scientific explorers and even an unknown mariner, a batch of new nonfiction works share previously overlooked stories set during the age of discovery. These titles expand our thinking about the people and missions that jumpstarted maritime travel and commerce.

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Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Mar 2022, University of California Press
Themes: World history, Maritime history, Expeditions, Age of Discovery

STRAITS revisits the life of Ferdinand Magellan separating the fact from fiction through surviving primary sources while providing useful insights and context.
Take-aways: Historically, textbooks have glossed over the life of Magellan and portrayed him as the hero of the age of discovery. This work is effective in providing a more realistic and comprehensive examination of this historical figure.
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eduscapes | 1 outra resenha | Apr 11, 2022 |
"Embernek hisszük magunkat. No de mit is jelent ez? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a londoni Mária Királyné Egyetemen a globális környezettörténet professzora, tanulságos útra visz bennünket, az emberi nem történetén át. Feltárja, mi minden mond ellent annak a legalapvetőbb vélekedésünknek, hogy emberek vagyunk, és mindig is azok voltunk.

Embernek hisszük magunkat. No de mit is jelent ez? Miként határozható meg az emberi jelleg?

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a londoni Mária Királyné Egyetemen a globális környezettörténet professzora, tanulságos útra visz bennünket az emberi nem történetén át. Feltárja, mi minden mond ellent annak a legalapvetőbb vélekedésünknek, hogy emberek vagyunk, és mindig is azok voltunk.

Öt nagy témakörben vizsgálódik: a Homo sapiens és a majomfélék kapcsolata; az ember mint az állatvilághoz tartozó, ám abban dominanciát szerzett lény (ókori kínai, indiai, görög világképek, utópiák, Biblia); a neandervölgyi embert és más evolúciós rokonainkat övező paleoantropologikus vita; a fajokat nem mint szilárd, hanem mint képlékeny kategóriákat kezelő felfogás (mi szubhumánus, mi teljesen humánus és mi egyáltalán nem humánus - fizikai jellemzők, bőrszín, stb.); a mesterséges intelligencia kapcsán felvetődő problémák, pl. a tudat és a képzelet); és végül a jövő lehetőségei a biotechnológia tükrében.

Részint tudományosan igazolt tények, részint anekdoták sokaságával rávilágít, hogy jóformán minden olyan tulajdonság, amit egyedülállóan emberinek gondoltunk - a nyelv, a tűz, az eszközök használata, mezőgazdálkodás, szervezett együttműködés és hasonlók - más állatoknál is fellelhetők; a lélek vagy a szellem megléte az emberben igazolhatatlan; az öntudatról pedig olyan keveset tudunk, hogy nincs értelme azon spekulálni, vajon az ember létrehoz-e öntudattal bíró mesterséges lényeket, ha egyszer azt sem tudjuk, mi az, amit át kéne adnunk nekik.

Az Európa Diákkönyvtár párjaként elindított új sorozatunkban olyan műveket adunk közre, melyek élvezetes formában összegzik mindazt, amit a történelem, a kultúrtörténet, a társadalom- és természettudományok legfontosabb kérdéseiről manapság tudnia kell és tudnia érdemes a művelt, felkészült diáknak és a tájékozott felnőtt olvasónak."
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Gabriyella | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 24, 2022 |

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