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1494. How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half.
Author: Bown, Stephen R.
Reference #: 1678
List Price: $15.00
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver & Toronto, 2011. A Fine First Edition copy in Fine dustwrapper; Bibliography; Further Reading list; Timeline; Index.
The untold story of the explosive feud among monarchs, clergy and explorers that split the globe and made the world’s oceans a battleground. “To quell the arguent, Pope Alexander VI – the notorious Rodrigo Borgia – issued a proclamation laying the foundation for the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494, an edict that created an imaginary line in the Atlantic Ocean dividing the entire known (an unknown) world between Spain and Portugal.”
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