The Tragic History of the Sea

Author: Charles Ralph Boxer



Category: Science

Page: 170

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"This new edition of C. R. Boxer's translations of famous Portuguese shipwreck stories also includes a new translation of the tragic tale of Captain Manuel de Sousa Sepulveda, who was shipwrecked with his family and crew near the Cape of Good Hope in 1552. After enduring treacherous storms that completely destroyed their ship and its cargo, a few hundred passengers and slaves were forced to go ashore, where they struggled for several weeks with starvation and thirst, treks through rugged terrain, attacks and manipulation by African tribes, and conflicts within their own group. Only a handful of survivors reached Mozambique in 1553 after their dreadful and extreme ordeal."--BOOK JACKET.

The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622

Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), São João Baptista (1622) and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa

Author: C.R. Boxer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: History

Page: 312

View: 970

Edited from the original Portuguese and translated. The narratives by Diogo do Couto, João Baptista Lavanha and Francisco Vaz d'Almada, translated from the original editions of accounts which were subsequently included in the 'História Trágico-Marítima' edited by Bernardo Gomes de Brito at Lisbon in 1735-6. The introduction and appendices discuss the 'Carreira da Índia'. For a further selection from the same source, see Second Series 132. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1959. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the sketch map of 'Figure 1:The Carreira da India, 1589-1622' which faced the first page of the book in the first edition.

The Tragic History of the Sea

Shipwrecks from the Bible to Titanic

Author: Anthony Brandt

Publisher: National Geographic Books


Category: Travel

Page: 329

View: 520

Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on an empty ocean.

The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland

Author: Logan Marshall

Publisher: Berkley


Category: History

Page: 318

View: 479

Chronicles the events surrounding the sinking of the Empress of Ireland after it was struck by the Storstad, resulting in the loss of over one thousand lives, and presents a retelling of other maritime tragedies.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2100

View: 601

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean

Author: Steve Mentz

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

View: 953

Fascinating study revealing Shakespeare's career-long engagement with the sea and his frequent use of maritime imagery.

Tudor Sea Power

The Foundation of Greatness

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Pen and Sword


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 897

In the sixteenth century England turned from being an insignifcant part of an offshore island into a nation respected and feared in Europe. This was not achieved through empire building, conquest, large armies, treaties, marriage alliances, trade or any of the other traditional means of exercising power. Indeed England was successful in few of these. Instead she based her power and eventual supremacy on the creation of a standing professional navy which firstly would control her coasts and those of her rivals, and then threaten their trade around the world. This emergence of a sea-power brought with it revolutionary ship designs and new weapon-fits, all with the object of making English warships feared on the seas in which they sailed. Along with this came the absorption of new navigational skills and a breed of sailor who fought for his living. Indeed, the English were able to harness the avarice of the merchant and the ferocity of the pirate to the needs of the state to create seamen who feared God and little else. Men schooled as corsairs rose to command the state's navy and their background and self-belief defeated all who came against them. This is their story; the story of how seizing command of the sea with violent intent led to the birth of the greatest seaborne empire the world has ever seen.

The Sea Shall Embrace Them

The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic

Author: David W. Shaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 153

Describes the 1854 collision between the American steamship Arctic and the Vesta, a French ship, an accident that cost hundreds of lives, including many passengers left behind when the crew fled the ship in the lifeboats.

Cengage Advantage Books: World History, Complete

Author: William J. Duiker

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: History

Page: 1216

View: 993

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14-30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Night Watch

Author: Benjamin Scarlato

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 591

View: 756

Maps of the universe and technologies of the future absorbed in the minds of creation. The ancient astronauts called magicians trying to rebuild earth with a constant flow of agony Art Maximus being in charge of this focus on a better world. Foe's of madness interfere a mercenary by the name of Quintas turns through the tides of knowledge and builds his army to reshape the earth into his own name. Disasters of the soul Fraser Voltaire now the king of York is being influenced by pressures from his unknown past the ancient world that he has forgotten. After of the murder of his wife Lady Venice a timetable of a scientific war begins. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are rebuilt in the 1600's after being destroyed hundreds of years ago. The mysteries of the world are announced through this rebirth this hidden history of the world. The unseen magicians interact with world events changing the course of time setting the world back this earth being distorted brings only more grief when Quintas entertains the idea of being an inventor ignoring the complexities of Leonardo da Vinci.