Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem [Hardback]

Carol Delaney (Author)

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ISBN: 9781439102329 | Published by: Simon & Schuster | Year of Publication: 2011 | Language: English 319p, b/w illus




Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem

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This new biography sets Columbus' life and voyages against the backdrop of his eschatological beliefs, arguing that Columbus' primary motivation in attempting to chart a western route to the East Indies lay in his desire to raise funds for a new Crusade to retake Jerusalem as the first step in the fulfilment of history and the coming apocalypse.

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