Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem An extraordinary new examination of Christopher Columbus that shows him to have been a man of deep passion patience and religious conviction a man determined to save Jerusalem from Islam Five hundre

  • Title: Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
  • Author: Carol Delaney
  • ISBN: 9781439102329
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An extraordinary new examination of Christopher Columbus that shows him to have been a man of deep passion, patience, and religious conviction a man determined to save Jerusalem from Islam Five hundred years after Columbus set off on his remarkable journey, debates about his legacy still rage Once revered, he s now frequently held to have been destructive, reckless, andAn extraordinary new examination of Christopher Columbus that shows him to have been a man of deep passion, patience, and religious conviction a man determined to save Jerusalem from Islam Five hundred years after Columbus set off on his remarkable journey, debates about his legacy still rage Once revered, he s now frequently held to have been destructive, reckless, and responsible for everything that went wrong in the New World But scholar Carol Delaney offers a profoundly new evaluation of Columbus and the motivation for his famous voyages.Putting the man back into the context of his times, Delaney shows that it was his abiding religious passion that drove him to petition the Spanish monarchy to support his journey He and much of society believed that the end of the world was imminent and believed that Jerusalem needed to be back under Christian control before the end of days Delaney asserts that contrary to the belief that he sought personal wealth and advancement Columbus s mission was to obtain enough gold for the Spanish crown to finance a new crusade to Jerusalem that could regain control of the holy city from the Muslims Delaney recounts the drama of the four voyages, bringing the challenges vividly to life She depicts Columbus as a thoughtful interpreter of the native cultures that he and his men encountered, explaining the tragic story of how his initial attempts to establish good relations turned badly sour.Filled with illuminating research informed by a fascinating stint Delaney spent as a sailor on a tall ship , Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem offers not an apologist s take, but a clear eyed, thought provoking, and timely reappraisal of the man and his mission.

    Christopher Columbus Voyages, Facts Legacy HISTORY Columbus and the Valley Columbus, GA In this issue of Columbus and the Valley, you ll find this year s tour of homes, our annual gift guide and a special tribute to one of Columbus s finest, Susan Wiggins. Columbus and the Tano Exploring the Early Americas At the time of Columbus s exploration, the Tano were the most numerous indigenous people of the Caribbean and inhabited what are now Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Was Christopher Columbus a Hero or Villain Biography Christopher Columbus Biography, Voyages, Facts Christopher Columbus According to the older understanding, the discovery of the Americas was a great triumph, one in which Columbus played the part of hero in accomplishing the four voyages, in being the means of bringing great material profit to Spain and to other European countries, and in opening up the Americas to European settlement. Christopher Columbus Voyages, Nationality Facts Aug , Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the New World of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Setting the Record Straight The conventional Columbus narrative has us believe that Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator with no agenda other than to expand his knowledge of the world However, while there is some evidence that he was from Genoa, there is also evidence that he wasn t, and as James Loewen notes, he doesn t seem to have been able to write in Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy HISTORY Oct , In an era in which the international slave trade was starting to grow, Columbus and his men enslaved many native inhabitants of the West Indies and subjected them to Christopher Columbus Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.

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    1. I really liked the context Delaney paints around Columbus -- which is what makes this book better than some other Columbus books I have read. As a cultural anthropologist, she writes of his experiences while describing and explaining the Medieval mindset that informed and motivated his thinking.Not wholly a Columbus apologist, Delaney connects the dots among various events such as the Crusades, the Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition, and the desperate rivalries among the Sovereigns for advantag [...]

    2. I would have written this review about a month ago, but I carelessly left my first copy of this book on an airplane. (I blame it on my nosy seat neighbor who wanted to talk my ear off during our three hour flight! Couldn't he see I was buried in this enthralling book about Columbus!!) Upon receiving my second copy in the mail, I decided to begin from the beginning. Delaney does an excellent job of capturing the setting and mentality in which Columbus lived. So many authors villainize Columbus, b [...]

    3. From a scholar of religion and cultural anthropology, this is a study of Columbus placing him firmly in the context of late medieval Christianity, and as a child of the generation who grew up in the shadow of the fall of Constantinople. Rather than being a proto-modern person, he was deeply invested in crusading, seeing the acquisition of cross-ocean gold as the way to secure the "Great Khan" as an ally against the Muslims as well as financing for the Spanish to continue on from the Reconquista [...]

    4. An excellent biography of Columbus by a social anthropologist. Delaney does an excellent job of placing Columbus in the context of his age. This is the first popular biography of Columbus to deal seriously with the motivations that drove him when he met constant rejection, drawing upon his own writings and particularly upon his Libro de Profecias, general neglected by biographers but essential to understanding Columbus. Delaney's emphasis is on Columbus's goal of creating enough Spanish wealth t [...]

    5. A sympathetic portrait of Columbus that considers him through the lens of his strong religious beliefs and apocalyptic motivation. Good and readable, though fairly brief, it suffers from an inexplicable lack of maps. This is better than the Bergreen book (Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504) I read five months ago, but it is much less thorough in terms of narrative, and I'm glad I had a grounding in the events from Bergreen before reading this - not to mention being acquainted with the geograp [...]

    6. Carol Delaney, AM'78, PhD'84AuthorFrom our pages (Nov–Dec/11): "Arguing against contemporary anticolonialist perspectives that Christopher Columbus was a greedy imperialist and glory hunter, Stanford University professor emerita Carol Delaney writes that he was in fact trying to help fund a religious crusade to take Jerusalem from the Muslims. Placing Columbus in the political and religious context of the 15th century, Delaney says he believed that he was destined to participate in this fight. [...]

    7. Delaney’s book veers shockingly toward becoming a Columbus apologist. It is one thing to set the record straight but quite another to hold him up as being far more compassionate and skilled than he actually was. I realize that Columbus has become a kind of catch-all for all that is evil —and the fact is, he probably was not as much at fault as the governors appointed to replace him. And then of course the Spanish that came after him engaged at what can probably be called genocide. Also not u [...]

    8. Carol Delaney tells the story of Christopher Columbus and his marvellous navigational achievements. She describes the religious, political and social context of the time he lived in and how this shaped his thinking. She argues Columbus was heavily influenced by Christian apocalyptic thinking and wished to secure sufficient resources so that the City of Jerusalem could be regained by Christians from the Muslims.Delaney provides a brilliant description of the talents and tenacity of this very inte [...]

    9. I don't usually read a lot of historical non-fiction, but I found this book to be an easy, fascinating read. Carol Delaney writes from an Anthropologist's perspective - so she gives you a look at the big picture combining culture, politics, religion & geographical background. Worth a read for those wanting to learn more about the discovery of the "new world"

    10. دراسة صغيرة تحاول أن تفسر العنف والعبودية التي رافقت اكتشاف أمريكا على يد كولمبوس -حسب زعمهم- وتضع اللوم على البيئة المحيطة به.

    11. Marvellous account of Columbus and his sincere Christian motivations. A great read that sympathetic and clear.

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