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Bown, Stephen R
1494 : how a family feud in medieval Spain divided the world in half / Stephen R. Bown
Alternate Title Fourteen ninety-four
How a family feud in medieval Spain divided the world in half
1st U.S. ed
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E123 .B78 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Portugal. Treaties, etc. Spain, 1494 June 7
Subject(s) Demarcation line of Alexander VI
Subject Spain -- History -- Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516
Spain -- Kings and rulers -- Family relationships
Portugal -- History -- John II, 1481-1495
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Portuguese
Physical Description 292 p. : map ; 25 cm
Note Originally published: Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre, 2011
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-279) and index
Contents Europe. The Princess and the Prince ; The Lord of Lords ; The Great Barrier ; East by West -- America. Admiral of the ocean sea ; The man who divided the world ; The far side of the world ; The ruling of the seas ; The heretics ; The freedom of the seas -- The phantom disappears
Note Issued also in electronic format
Summary Documents how Columbus's New World discoveries inflamed a conflict between the leaders of Portugal and Spain that was resolved by Pope Alexander VI, who proclaimed territory divisions in the Atlantic that had a profound influence on centuries of history

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