Holy War: How Vasco Da Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations

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HistorianNigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama'spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Galileo'sDaughter, and Atlantic, this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama's voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, a king of modern-dayKerala, India. Cliff, the author of The Shakespeare Riots, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama's footsteps to add detail, authenticity, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, one-of-a-kind historical epic.

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Holy War HistorianNigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama'spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam--a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West. Perfect for readers of Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Galileo'sDaughter, and Atlantic, this first-ev Full description

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"Cliff tells an often thrilling tale of adventure...He effectively restores the luster of da Gama's achievement and provocatively reassesses the goals and significance of his expedition."--Booklist

"A useful addition to a continuing lively discussion of Christianity and Islam, situated both in respect of religions and culture, as well as empires and trade."--Kirkus

"Nigel Cliff's HOLY WAR is one of the most readable, engaging and provoking books of the season, hands down...Cliff...writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill."--Kansas City Star

"Epic...a compelling adventure tale, told by Cliff with the right mix of sweep and detail"--BookPage

"Lively and ambitious...Cliff has a novelist's gift for depicting character...he brings 16th century Portugal in all its splendor and squalor pungently to life."--Eric Ormsby, New York Times Book Review

"Nigel Cliff's "Holy War" is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down . . . Cliff . . . writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill."--Kansas City Star

"Readers who enjoy a yeasty narrative by a skilled storyteller will mark this book as one of their favorites of the year."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Lively and ambitious . . . Cliff has a novelist's gift for depicting character . . . he brings 16th century Portugal in all its splendor and squalor pungently to life."--Eric Ormsby, New York Times Book Review

"Epic . . . a compelling adventure tale, told by Cliff with the right mix of sweep and detail."--BookPage

"A fresh take on the history of the age of discovery . . . Cliff opens new vistas on much-explored territory."--Publishers Weekly

"Cliff tells an often thrilling tale of adventure . . . He effectively restores the luster of da Gama's achievement and provocatively reassesses the goals and significance of his expedition."--Booklist

"A story told with great flair and serious scholarship."--James Eckardt, The Nation

"A stirringly epic book...a thrilling narrative...This is broad-brush history, but it is accurate, and enlivened by splendid spots of color."--Sunday Times (London)

Lively and ambitious... Cliff has a novelist s gift for depicting character... he brings 16th century Portugal in all its splendor and squalor pungently to life. --Eric Ormsby, New York Times Book Review"

Epic... a compelling adventure tale, told by Cliff with the right mix of sweep and detail. --BookPage"

Readers who enjoy a yeasty narrative by a skilled storyteller will mark this book as one of their favorites of the year. --Cleveland Plain Dealer"

Nigel Cliff s "Holy War" is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down... Cliff... writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill. --Kansas City Star"

A fresh take on the history of the age of discovery... Cliff opens new vistas on much-explored territory. --Publishers Weekly"

A useful addition to a continuing lively discussion of Christianity and Islam, situated both in respect of religions and culture, as well as empires and trade. --Kirkus"

Cliff tells an often thrilling tale of adventure... He effectively restores the luster of da Gama s achievement and provocatively reassesses the goals and significance of his expedition. --Booklist"

A story told with great flair and serious scholarship. --James Eckardt, The Nation"

A stirringly epic book a thrilling narrative This is broad-brush history, but it is accurate, and enlivened by splendid spots of color. --Sunday Times (London)"

"Nigel Cliff's Holy War is one of the most readable, engaging, and provoking books of the season, hands down . . . Cliff . . . writes with considerable energy, humor and narrative skill."--Kansas City Star

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