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Fish on Friday : Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of the New World
by Brian M. Fagan


Overview - What gave Christopher Columbus the confidence in 1492 to set out across the Atlantic Ocean? "Fish on Friday" tells the story of the discovery of America as a product of the long sweep of history: the spread of Christianity and the radical cultural changes it brought to Europe, the interaction of economic necessity with a changing climate, and generations of unknown fishermen who explored the North Atlantic in the centuries before Columbus.  Read more...

 
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Overview
What gave Christopher Columbus the confidence in 1492 to set out across the Atlantic Ocean? "Fish on Friday" tells the story of the discovery of America as a product of the long sweep of history: the spread of Christianity and the radical cultural changes it brought to Europe, the interaction of economic necessity with a changing climate, and generations of unknown fishermen who explored the North Atlantic in the centuries before Columbus. A fascinating and multifaceted book, "Fish on Friday" will intrigue everyone who wonders how the vast forces of climate, culture, and technology conspire to create the history we know.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465022854
  • ISBN-10: 0465022855
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • Publish Date: February 2007
  • Page Count: 338


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