Over the Edge of the World

af Laurence Bergreen
Lydbog
5t 17m Oplæst af Laurence Bergreen

Forlagets beskrivelse

A majestic tale of discovery thatchanged many long-held views about the world In 1519 Magellan and his fleet of five ships set sail from Seville, Spain, to discover a water route to the fabled Spice Islands in Indonesia, where the most sought-after commodities -- cloves, pepper, and nutmeg -- flourished. Three years later, a handful of survivors returned with an abundance of spices from their intended destination, but with just one ship carrying eighteen emaciated men. During their remarkable voyage around the world the crew endured starvation, disease, mutiny, and torture. Many men died, including Magellan, who was violently killed in a fierce battle. This is the first full account in nearly half a century of this voyage into history: a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance; a startling anthropological account of tribes, languages, and customs unknown to Europeans; and a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power.

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Petur Petersen Dall

Really good. But I think there are some missing parts in The audiobook.

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Yderligere information

Bogtype
Lydbog
Forlag
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780060747787
Oplæst af
Laurence Bergreen

Genrer
Generel og verdenshistorie
Historie