English 1110.01, MWF 10:20AM-11:15AM
Instructor: Cathy Ryan
Assignment: Christopher Columbus Research
March 10, 2017
- Bartosik-Velez, E. The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas: New Nations and a Transatlantic Discourse of Empire.Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. Project MUSE,
Note: “Christopher Columbus introduced the Old World to the New World and thereby
changed the course of history and marked the beginning of modernity.” This book
introduced how important Christopher Columbus for the New World.
Abstract: This is a book published in 2014 by Elise Bartosik-Velez. This book explained that the reason why the capital named by Columbus and relationship between the new world and classic empires.
- Burpee, L. J. “Columbus and His Voyages.” University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 12 no. 1, 1942, pp. 124-127. Project MUSE,
Note: “The first chapters of this very substantial book are devoted to Columbus’ early life in Genoa, his adventures as a seaman on the Mediterranean, his years in Portugal, contemporary accounts of the man, his appearance and character, his failure to interest the King of Portugal in his great enterprise of finding a western route to the Indies, and his removal to Spain in the hope that he might be more successful with Ferdinand and Isabella.”
Abstract: This is an article talked about Christopher Columbus early life and his adventures
- Carey, H. M. “The imaginative landscape of Christopher Columbus (review).” Parergon, vol. 11 no. 1, 1993, pp. 144-146. Project MUSE,
Note: “The figure of Christopher Columbus has become so associated with his encounter with the Americas that it has become difficult to extricate him from N e w World culture. H e has become an honorary American and a representative of the frontier, Utopian, tragic and heroic age his voyages initiated. Like Christ, he marks with his life the end of one era and the inauguration of another. “
Abstract: This is an article described the mental world of Columbus and his attitude to the world. And the author talked about the question that was Columbus a fool or knave.
- Bauer, R. “The Tropics of Empire. Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies (review).” MLN, vol. 124 no. 2, 2009, pp. 538-541. Project MUSE,
Note: “In his first chapter, Wey Gómez attends to the close connection between geography and politics in the “world machine” of scholastic and early modern European cosmography.” “Chapter 2 focuses on the scientific debates conducted after Columbus’s arrival in Spain in the committees appointed by the Catholic Monarchs during the late 1480s in order to assess Columbus’s proposal for an Atlantic voyage.”
Abstract: This article contains about why Columbus sailed to south, importance of latitude and relationship between geography and politics.
- Pope, P. “The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery (review).” The Canadian Historical Review, vol. 93 no. 4, 2012, pp. 671-673. Project MUSE,
Note: “This is a fast-paced narrative of transatlantic exploration in the 1490s, using the political and diplomatic context to connect Columbus and Cabot professionally in ways not previously noticed or, at least, not previously emphasized. “
Abstract: This paper talked career of Columbus from a diplomatic view in a simplified way.