Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Prince Henry 'the Navigator' A Life cover
  • ISBN: 9780300082333
  • ISBN10: 0300082339

Prince Henry 'the Navigator' A Life

by Peter Russell

  • List Price: $42.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/2000
used Add to Cart $4.28
You save: 90%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $32.62
You save: 22%
Marketplace Item
Description
Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, , Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire's collapse. In this enthralling account of Henry's life -- the first biography of "The Navigator" in more than a century -- Peter Russell reaps the harvest of a lifelong study of Prince Henry. Making full use of documentary evidence only recently available, Russell reevaluates Henry and his role in Portuguese and European history.

Examining the full range of Prince Henry's activities, Russell discusses the explorer's image as an imperialist and as a maritime, mathematical, and navigational pioneer. He considers Henry's voyages of discovery in the African Atlantic, their economic and cultural consequences, and the difficult questions they generated regarding international law and papal jurisdiction. Russell demonstrates the degree to which Henry was motivated by the predictions of his astrologer -- an aspect of hie career little known until now -- and explains how this innovator, though firmly rooted in medieval ways of thinking and behaving, set in motion a current of change that altered European history.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Big Hearted Books

Location: Canton, MA
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly.
$4.28
Adsrus Media

Location: Des Moines, IA
Good
Hardcover in mylar-covered dust jacket. X-Library Book with usual markings &
[...]
$9.27
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$13.81
Riverow Bookshop

Location: Owego, NY
Very Good
8vo., 448 pp., edges slightly shelfworn.
$15.18
Catnap Books

Location: Cobleskill, NY
Good
Book. 64mo-up to 3" tall. 8vo, xvi, 448pp, Green cloth with lettering on
[...]
$16.87
Powell's Books Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Very Good
2000. Hardcover. Very Good.
$18.00
glenn david books

Location: Wyomissing, PA
Like New
This is a Very Attractive History Hardback in Fine condition, With a Very
[...]
$21.10
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$21.97
Princeton Antiques Bookservice

Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Good
Shipping Icon
6 1/4 X 9 1/2. Clean & tight _PAB_
$27.00
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$28.11
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$31.73
belskiy

Location: alexandria, VA
New
$32.62
Books From California

Location: Simi Valley, CA
Like New
First Edition. A Fine Copy with Unclipped DJ-Jacket is in a removable, clear
[...]
$46.67
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$103.50