[Ebook] Prince Henry the Navigator By Peter E. Russell – Thomashillier.co.uk

Prince Henry the Navigator 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 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 His 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.


10 thoughts on “Prince Henry the Navigator

  1. says:

    For modern students, Prince Henry s patronage of Portugal s oversees exploration during the 15th century was an essential starting point for Europe s mercantalistic empires during the Early Modern Period Nonetheless, Prince Henry, in the minds of his charitable chroniclers, was also considered a pious crusader who strove zealously to spread Christianity to pagan lands This duel identity has been the subject for serious debate among historians Questions remain whether Prince Henry was motivate For modern students, Prince Henry s patronage of Portugal s oversees exploration during the 15th century was an essential starting point for Europe s mercantalistic empires during the Early Modern Period Nonetheless, Prince Henry, in the minds of his charitable chroniclers, was also considered a pious crusader who strove zealously to spread Christianity to pagan lands This duel identity has been the subject for serious debate among historians Questions remain whether Prince Henry was motivated purely by his zealous religious beliefs, or was merely guided by his lust for individual material wealth and political power While some truth can be extrapolated from the panegyric biographies written in his name, recent studies have begun to chip away at the Prince s gilded historical image and have provided an ever improving balanced understanding of the true identity of the man Of these recent critical studies, Peter Russell s book, Prince Henry the Navigator A Life, has been the most su...


  2. says:

    This a superb biography of the intiator Europe s Age of Discovery Anyone wishing to learn the story of why Prince Henry decided to promote Portuguese exploration will be amply satisfied by this account which gives a full description of the trips of exploration that he commissioned as well as his vigorous promotion of Portuguese colonization of Madeira and the Azores.Peter Russell portrays Henry as a person standing third in line to the throne behind two older brothers and thus forced to make a This a superb biography of the intiator Europe s Age of Discovery Anyone wishing to learn the story of why Prince Henry decided to promote Portuguese exploration will be amply satisfied by this account which gives a full description of the trips of...


  3. says:

    I wanted to like this book because I liked Henry as a historical figure.What I found was a plodding book filled with flowery passages that didn t tell the story of him in what could have been done at a much rapid pace I m glad I read it, but it s not a book I would pick up to enjoy ever again.


  4. says:

    A wonderfully well produced book A very clear and easy to grasp tour through the navigators life and achievements The section in the middle with my color photos is an added treat This time frame is Portuguese history interest me very much because I am able to...