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Tojajora This shows in his biography of Magellan. Achieving what Columbus had failed to do, Magellan proved the world was round and consequently one space. The reader of the audiobook zweit fantastic and spoke at a pace and with a clarity that made it easy for this non native French speaker to understand. I doubt that that was ever the plan. He portrays him as a quiet introvert and as a very calculated man who rarely made any decision without considering the long term; he was also fairly harsh at least according to our standards todaybut yet very fair. But to continue from there in western direction to sail back to Spain?

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Shelves: biography "As had happened to me several times before, I found that to tell the story to others would be the best way of explaining the inexplicable to myself. Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the world.

While the story of Magellan is interesting in itself, I was more interested in the background given by Zweig in his introduction about how he came to write the book.

It was something I could relate to. The book came about because of what we might call today a first world problem. Zweig had been crossing the Atlantic in the height of technological comfort available at the time and he was bored and annoyed by how long the journey was taking. When he started to think about how easy he had it compared to the early conquistadors setting sail into the unknown and having to deal with even longer journeys along with things like storms and starvation he felt a little ashamed.

From his shame came this book. Yet what can be better than a truth that seems utterly improbable? And really the closest thing to a first hand account of the voyage is from one person on the ship who had kept a diary.

There are two problems with the diary though. Especially when it comes down to the conflicts between the Portuguese Magellan and the Spanish captains who were in charge of the other four ships on the voyage. The diary was lost or most likely destroyed!

The diary that serves as a historical record was what got re-written from memory in a couple of weeks after the survivors of the journey returned to Spain. What is true about the voyage is that just about everyone died. Out of five ships only one returned and it was barely manned with sailors who had been starving for the last months of the voyage.

The captain of the ship that returned was part of the group of Spaniards who tried to mutiny against Magellan. Ok, I lied a little, one other ship returned a year earlier, but that was a ship that had deserted when the prospects of finding the passage to the Pacific Ocean seemed hopeless. These captain and sailors of this ship described Magellan as a deranged tyrant, and well they had to because abandoning the mission and going against whom King Charles had put in command of the voyage was the same as treason.

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Habla bastante a favor de Occidente que, a pesar de este estado de las cosas, el balance Este — Oeste estuviera bastante compensado incluso antes del desarrollo de las armas de fuego. Pero, en todo caso, se trataba de una ruta claramente no competitiva con la controlada por los portugueses. En estas que aparece Magallanes en la historia. Al futuro emperador le hace gracia el proyecto y decide darle todo su apoyo. El viaje de Magallanes - Elcano.

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Shelves: biography "As had happened to me several times before, I found that to tell the story to others would be the best way of explaining the inexplicable to myself. Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the world. While the story of Magellan is interesting in itself, I was more interested in the background given by Zweig in his introduction about how he came to write the book. It was something I could relate to. The book came about because of what we might call today a first world problem. Zweig had been crossing the Atlantic in the height of technological comfort available at the time and he was bored and annoyed by how long the journey was taking.

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