Vasco de Gama et l ouverture de la route des Indes
Découvrez enfin tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur Vasco de Gama et l’ouverture de la route des Indes en moins d’une heure ! En 1497, cinq ans seulement après la découverte de l’Amérique par Christophe Colomb, Vasco de Gama s’embarque pour l’Inde. S’il part en quête d’épices et des mille autres richesses que recèlent ces lointaines contrées, il s’agit aussi, et surtout, de fonder en Asie un comptoir portugais, afin de jeter les bases d’un empire colonial. Nul doute que l’expédition s’avérera décisive pour la couronne portugaise. Ce livre vous permettra d’en savoir plus sur : • La vie du navigateur • Le contexte politique et social de l’époque • Ses expéditions (carte à l’appui) • Les répercussions de ses voyages Le mot de l’éditeur : « Dans ce numéro de la collection « 50MINUTES | Grandes Découvertes », Thomas Melchers nous présente la vie et les expéditions de l’un des plus célèbres explorateurs du XVe siècle. Désireux de mener à bien les missions qui lui sont confiées, Vasco de Gama n’hésite pas à avoir recours à la force, ce qui le fera tomber en disgrâce. Aussi fascinant que redoutable, Vasco de Gama ne cesse d’occuper l’imaginaire collectif. » Stéphanie Dagrain À PROPOS DE LA SÉRIE 50MINUTES | Grandes Découvertes La série « Grandes Découvertes » de la collection « 50MINUTES » aborde plus de cinquante explorations territoriales qui ont bouleversé notre connaissance du monde. Chaque livre a été pensé pour les lecteurs curieux qui veulent faire le tour d’un sujet précis en allant à l’essentiel, et ce en moins d’une heure. Nos auteurs mêlent les faits historiques et les analyses aux nouvelles recherches pour rendre accessibles des siècles d’histoire.
The Career and Legend of Vasco Da Gama
Vasco da Gama (?1469-1524) is well known as one of a generation of discoverers, along with Magellan, Cabral, and Columbus. Yet little is known about his life, or about the context within which he 'discovered' the all-sea route to India in 1497-99. This book, based on a mass of published and unpublished sources in Portuguese and other languages, delineates Gama's career and social context, focusing on the delicate balance between 'career' and 'legend'. The book addresses broad questions of myth-building and nationalism, while never losing sight of Gama himself.
The invention of Africa
..". groundbreaking... clear, straightforward, and economical.... seminal... " -- American Anthropologist "This is a challenging book... a remarkable contribution to African intellectual history." -- International Journal of African Historical Studies "Mudimbe's description of the struggles over Africa's self-invention are vivid and rewarding. From Blyden to Sartre, Temples to Senghor, Mudimbe provides a bold and versatile resume of Africa's literary inventors." -- Village Voice Literary Supplement ..". a landmark achievement in African studies."A -- Journal of Religion in Africa In this unique and provocative book, Zairean philosopher and writer V. Y. Mudimbe addresses the multiple scholarly discourses that exist -- African and non-African -- concerning the meaning of Africa and being African.
The Cambridge History of Seventeenth Century Music
The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.
Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea
This volume contains a selection of fourteen papers presented at the Red Sea VI conference held at Tabuk University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2013. It sheds light on many aspects related to the environmental and biological perspectives, history, archaeology and human culture of the Red Sea, opening the door to more interdisciplinary research in the region. It stimulates a new discourse on different human adaptations to, and interactions with, the environment. With contributions by Andre Antunes, K. Christopher Beard, Ahmed Hussein, Emad Khalil, Solene Marion de Proce, Abdirachid Mohamed, Ania Kotarba-Morley, Sandra Olsen, Andrew Peacock, Eleanor Scerri, Pierre Schneider, Marijke Van Der Veen and Chiara Zazzaro.
This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally free society perverted its own freedoms and denied the fact that an inhuman institution lies at the heart of the American experience. The authority and eloquence of this work make it essential reading for all who want to understand the American past and present. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Food for the Gods
The story of incense is one of the most intriguing in both eastern and western culture. From the first millennium BC to the present day, it has been sought after and valued on a par with precious metals or gems. Although incense was a luxury, it was consumed in prodigious quantities by the ancient world, in temples and at funerals, but also in private homes. The papers in this volume look at the role of incense, primarily - though not exclusively - during the Roman period. It is hoped that they will provide a starting point for further research into this important, but neglected, area of social and economic archaeology.
A Handful of Horrid Henry 3 in 1
Horrid Henry creates havoc wherever he goes. To his well-meaning parents and to every adult whose path he crosses, he is the ultimate nightmare child. His naughtiness is of the kind all children secretly admire and few dare to aspire to. He doesn't always mean to be bad, but the best- laid plans have a habit of going wrong... This bumper 3-in-1 collection contains Horrid Henry, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club and Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
Jonquils for Jax
Jacqueline Jax Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful but that doesn t mean she s lucky in love: she s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she s on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor s gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can t be charmed, but something about Gard intrigues her, and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she also might find a love that won t let her down. "