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Development of Western Civilization 1 The Great Discoveries and the First Colonial Empires, The by  Charles E Nowell - Paperback - First Edition 2nd Printing - 1960 - from Fully Booked and Biblio.com

Development of Western Civilization 1 The Great Discoveries and the First Colonial Empires, The

by Nowell, Charles E

Condition: Fair


Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1960. Previous Owner Markings/Ex-Library; Repaired; Inside Front, Rear Covers Pulled From Removal of Book Pocket, Stickers; Moderate Creasing on Front Cover; Light Creasing on Rear Cover, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Moderately Chipped; Heavy Sticker Pull to Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Spine Slightly Cocked; Light Moisture Damage (Staining); Covers, Edges Lightly Soiled. CONTENTS: Foreword, by Edward Whiting Fox; Introduction; I The Background of the Great Discoveries; II Europe Prepares for the Great Discoveries; III Portugal and the East; IV Portugal Rules the East; V Spain and the West; VI Conquistadors in America; VII The French Colonial Empire; VIII The Dutch Colonial Empire; IX The First English Colonial Empire; Epilogue; Chronological Summary; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index. SERIES: The Development of Western Civilization. Narrative Essays in the History of Our Tradition from Its Origins in Ancient Israel and Greece to the Present. Edited by Edward Whiting Fox. EXCERPT: FOREWORD . . . In this essay, The Great Discoveries and the First Colonial Empires, Mr. Charles E. Nowell recounts the story of one of the most colorful and fateful adventures upon which European civilization has embarked - the exploration of the entire globe. Not only did the effects of this adventure add powerfully to the acceleration of European development - which already was gathering momentum - but it decreed as the destiny of all human societies the necessity of exchanging the isolated independence in which they had grown for the ever-increasing intercommunication and interdependence which has gone so far toward fashioning the world in which we live today.. First Edition 2nd Printing. Paperback. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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