América: 500 años de un nombre : vida y época de Amérigo Vespucci

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Disonex, Limited, 2002 - History - 511 pages
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In spite of the fact that an entire continent was named after him, Amerigo Vespucci remains one of the least researched characters in American history. In an attempt to find the man behind the character, this book casts light on the time of Vespucci and on the reasons why many traditional historians do not know much about him, and reveals a man far removed from the fanatical descriptions of his admirers and from the slander of his enemies.   Pese al hecho que todo un continente fuera bautizado en su honor hace 500 años, Amérigo Vespucci ha sido uno de los personajes menos estudiados de la historia americana. En un intento de encontrar el hombre detrás del personaje, este libro arroja luces sobre la época en que vivió Vespucci y las razones para su desconocimiento por muchos historiadores tradicionales, y revela un Vespucci muy distante del descrito por el fanatismo de sus admiradores o la maledicencia de sus detractores.

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Presentación Benjamín Villegas
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Introducción Germán Arciniegas
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Sobre la edición de 1988
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Copyright

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Germán Arciniegas was a lawyer, journalist, historian, ambassador, essay writer, and the author of more than sixty books. He presided over the Academy of History and was a member of the Colombian Academy of Language. He received several journalism awards such as Cabot, Laberdi-Sarmiento (Argentina), Alfonso Reyes (México), Americas Foundation (USA), Andrés Bello (Chile) and the Order of the Legion of Honor (France).

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