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Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Works: 213 works in 1,240 publications in 10 languages and 29,992 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Naval history  Maps  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Translator, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: E111, 909
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Columbus by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the character of Columbus in the context of the world of the late fifteenth century
Amerigo : the man who gave his name to America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and times of Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure adventurer, salesman, sorcerer, and relentless borrower of others' experiences and achievements who gave his name to the continents of the New World
Millennium : a history of the last thousand years by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an unprecedented vision of genuinely global history
Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami. The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of America's Hispanic past. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater. This narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spain's first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spain's expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of "Manifest Destiny" and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future, and here the author presents its Hispanic past. -- From book jacket
Pathfinders : a global history of exploration by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting the subject on a truly global scale, historian Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. From the maritime expeditions connecting Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to the exotic land of Punt in the second millennium BCE, through the merchants and missionaries of the ancient Silk Roads and the great Iberian explorers of the fifteenth century, to the nineteenth-century explorations of the polar regions, interior Africa, North America, and the South Pacific, Fernández-Armesto spins a narrative full of character and story. Embedding these explorations in the cultures, politics, and technologies of their times, he creates a history with depth and breadth.--From publisher description
Near a thousand tables : a history of food by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores eight milestones in the cultural and culinary history of food, including the origins of cooking, the ritualization of eating, the inception of herding, the invention of agriculture, the rise of the class system, food trade, ecological exchanges, and the industrialization and globalization of food
The Americas : a hemispheric history by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a history of North, Central, and South America, identifying the common forces at work in the hemisphere and the cross-cultural interactions and conflicts in evidence
Civilizations : culture, ambition, and the transformation of nature by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, Civilizations redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To the author, Oxford historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a society's relationship to climate, geography, and ecology are paramount in determining its degree of success. "Unlike previous attempts to write the comparative history of civilizations," he writes, "it is arranged environment by environment, rather than. By. Or society by society." Thus, for example, tundra civilizations of Ice Age Europe are linked with those of the Inuit of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi Mound Builders with the deforesters of 11th-century Europe. Civilizations brilliantly connects the world of ecologist, geologist, and geographer with the panorama of cultural history. - Back cover
The Spanish Armada : the experience of war in 1588 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Armada challenges that view. On the 400th anniversary of the famous sea battle, it offers a more balanced account of the confrontation between the Spanish and British naval powers than has previously been presented. According to Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, the British did not "defeat" the Spaniards; rather, the event should be seen as a "failure" of the Armada to invade British territory. Miles from home, with many of its crew sick, and fighting in stormy waters, the Spanish fleet did well, Fernandez argues, not to be completely routed. Further, he says, it reflects badly on the British not to have inflicted more damage on such a disadvantaged opponent
The Times atlas of world exploration : 3,000 years of exploring, explorers, and mapmaking( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A region-by-region look at the progress of world exploration recreates the process of discovery by illustrating successive visions of the world over the centuries--from 1200 B.C. to the mapping of Antarctica in 1970
Ideas that changed the world by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritative, Compelling, provocative: internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical notions that have shaped our world since the dawn of civilization. Over 175 of the world's most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained -- from cannibalism to zen, from time to the unconscious, from logic to chaos theory. The author's wide-ranging and unashamedly personal analysis is accompanied by a stimulating mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts vividly to life. Chronologically Arranged, the format of this book nevertheless allows you to start at the beginning or dip in at any point. The connections between ground-breaking ideas are highlighted throughout, along with expert suggestions for thought-provoking further reading
The conquistadors : a very short introduction by Matthew Restall( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played, and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible
Before Columbus : exploration and colonisation from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foot in the river : why our lives change--and the limits of evolution by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why is this? In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts through the evidence
Ferdinand and Isabella by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformations : a radical interpretation of Christianity and the world, 1500-2000 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors lay out their argument with grace, virtuosity, and penetrating intelligence, without once losing sight of the human scale, the individual and social experience of being a Christian in modern history. Their insights are as a salve to the wounds of five hundred years of sectarian bitterness and bloodshed
The Canary Islands after the conquest : the making of a colonial society in the early sixteenth century by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1492 : the year the world began by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felipe Fernández-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to a single fateful year. Everything changed in 1492: the way power and wealth were distributed around the globe, the way major religions and civilizations divided the world, and the increasing interconnectedness of separate economies that we now call globalization
Truth : a history and a guide for the perplexed by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the history of truth, truth-finding, and truth-telling, the author spans "from truth-telling techologies of earlier societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers, from the building of the pyramids to cubist art, from spiritualism to science, and from New York to New Guinea."--Jacket
Sadat and his statecraft by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Amerigo : the man who gave his name to America
Amerigo : the man who gave his name to AmericaMillennium : a history of the last thousand yearsPathfinders : a global history of explorationNear a thousand tables : a history of foodThe Americas : a hemispheric historyCivilizations : culture, ambition, and the transformation of natureThe Spanish Armada : the experience of war in 1588Ideas that changed the world
Alternative Names
Armesto Felipe Fernández-

Armesto Felipe Fernández- 1950-....

Feinandezi-Ameisituo, Feilipu, 1950-

Felipe Fernández-Armesto Brits historicus

Felipe Fernández-Armesto historiador britànic

Felipe Fernández-Armesto historiador británico

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto historian britanik

Felipe Fernández-Armesto historien britannique

Felipe Fernández-Armesto historyk brytyjski

Fern´andez-Armesto, Felipe 1950-

Fernaandez-Armesto, Felipe.

Fernanadez-Armesto, Felipe.

Fernández-Armesto, F.

Fernández Armesto, F. 1950-

Fernández-Armesto, F. (Felipe)

Fernández Armesto, F. (Felipe), 1950-

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe 1950-

Fernandez-Armesto, Filipe.

Fernandez-Arnesto, Felipe.

Fernández, Felipe 1950-

Ferrandez-Armesto, Felipe.

Фелипе Фернандес-Арместо

Фелипе Фернандес-Арместо британский историк

ארמסטו, פליפה פרננדז-

פרננדז-ארמסטו, פליפה

페르난데스 아르메스토, 펠리페 1950-

アルメスト, フェリペ・フェルナンデス


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費 南德茲-阿梅斯托, 菲立普, 1950-