Post-classical history


Selected bibliography


Anand, R.P. Origins and Development of the Law of the Sea: History of International Law Revisited. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1983.

Andrews, Kenneth R. English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

Andrews, Kenneth R. Ships, Money and Politics: Seafaring and Naval Enterprise in the Reign of Charles I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Arciniegas, Germán. Caribbean: Sea of the New World. Translated by Harriet de Onis. New York: Knopf, 1946.

Bedini, Silvio, ed. The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia. 2 vols. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Reprinted in one volume as Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration: An Encyclopedia. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.

Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Bernstein, William J. A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World. New York: Grove Press, 2008.

Blake, John W. Europeans in West Africa, 1450–1560: Documents to Illustrate the Nature and Scope of Portuguese Enterprise in West Africa. London: Hakluyt Society, 1942.

Blake, John W. West Africa: Quest for God and Gold, 1454–1578. London: Curzon Press, 1977.

Boorstin, Daniel. The Discoverers. New York: Random House, 1983.

Bown, Stephen R. Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2004.

Bradley, Peter T. The Lure of Peru: Maritime Intrusion into the South Sea, 1598–1701. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1989.

Brito Vieira, Mónica. “Mare liberum vs. Mare clausum: Grotius, Freitas, and Selden’s Debate on Dominion over the Seas,” in Journal of the History of Ideas, Volume 64, 2003.

Boxer, C.R. The Dutch Seaborne Empire, 1600–1800. New York: Knopf, 1965.

Boxer, C.R. The Portuguese Seaborne Empire, 1415–1825. New York: Random House, 1969.

Burchard, Johann. Liber Notarum. Translated by Geoffrey Parker as At the Court of the Borgia. London: Folio Society, 1963.

Burchard, Johann. Pope Alexander VI and his Court. Extracts from the Latin Diary of the Papal Master of Ceremonies, 1484–1506. Edited by F.L. Glaser. New York: N.L. Brown, 1921.

Catz, Rebecca. Christopher Columbus and the Portuguese, 1476 –1498. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Colón, Fernando. The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus. Translated by Benjamin Keen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Columbus, Christopher. The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narrative Drawn from the Life of the Admiral by His Son Hernando Colon and Others. Translated and edited by J.M. Cohen. London: Penguin, 1969.

Cook, Noble David. Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492–1650. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Crane, Nicholas. Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet. London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 2002.

Crow, John A. The Epic of Latin America, 4th ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Curtin, Philip D. Cross-Cultural Trade in World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Davenport, Frances Gardiner, ed. European Treaties Bearing on the History of the United States and its Dependencies. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1967.

Davidson, Miles. Columbus Then and Now: A Life Reexamined. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.

Dawson, Samuel Edward. The Line of Demarcation of Pope Alexander VI, in A.D. 1493 and That of the Treaty of Tordesillas in A.D. 1494: with an Inquiry Concerning the Metrology of Ancient and Mediaeval Times. Toronto: Copp Clark, 1980 microform of 1899 original.

Disney, A.R. A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Drake, Francis. Sir Francis Drake’s West Indian Voyage, 1585–1586. London: Hakluyt Society, 1981.

Duffy, Eamon. Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.

Earle, Peter. The Sack of Panamá: Sir Henry Morgan’s Adventures on the Spanish Main. New York: Viking Press, 1981.

Edwards, John. The Spain of the Catholic Monarchs, 1474–1520. New York: Blackwell, 2000.

Ferrara, Orestes. The Borgia Pope: Alexander the Sixth. Translated by F.J. Sheed. London: Sheed & Ward, 1942.

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. Ferdinand and Isabella. New York: Taplinger, 1975.

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. 1492: The Year the World Began. New York: HarperOne, 2009.

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. Columbus on Himself. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2010.

Gellinek, Christian. Hugo Grotius. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

Granzotto, Gianni. Christopher Columbus: The Dream and the Obsession. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1985.

Grotius, Hugo. The Free Sea, Translated by Richard Hakluyt, with William Welwood’s Critique and Grotius’s Reply. Edited and with an introduction by David Armitage. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2004.

Hakluyt, Richard. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation—Made by Sea or Overland to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1600 Years. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1926 reprint.

Hakluyt, Richard. Voyages of Drake and Gilbert: Select Narratives from the Principal Navigations of Hakluyt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909.

Hanke, Lewis. The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest of America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1949.

Hart, Jonathan. Comparing Empires: European Colonialism from Portuguese Expansion to the Spanish-American War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Hart, Jonathan. Empires and Colonies. Cambridge: Polity, 2008.

Hawthorne, Daniel. Ferdinand Magellan. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964.

Hibbert, Christopher. The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431–1519. New York: Harcourt, 2008.

Johnson, Marion. The Borgias. London: Macdonald Futura, 1981.

Joyner, Tim. Magellan. Camden, NJ: International Marine, 1992.

Kamen, Henry. Inquisition and Society in Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985.

Kamen, Henry. Spain’s Road to Empire: The Making of a World Power, 1492–1763. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Kamen, Henry. Golden Age Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Kamen, Henry. Spain, 1469–1714: A Society of Conflict. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005.

Kelsey, Harry. Sir Francis Drake: The Queen’s Pirate. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998.

Kelsey, Harry. Sir John Hawkins: Queen Elizabeth’s Slave Trader. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.

Las Casas, Bartolomé de. History of the Indies. Translated and edited by Andrée Collard. New York: Harper & Row, 1971 reprint.

Levy, Buddy. Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs. New York: Bantam, 2008.

Ley, Charles David, ed. Portuguese Voyages 1498–1663. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1947.

Linden, H. Vander. “Alexander VI and the Demarcation of the Maritime and Colonial Domains of Spain and Portugal, 1493–1494” in The American Historical Review, October 1916.

Machiavelli, Niccolò. The Prince. Translated by George Bull. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1961.

Markham, Clements, ed. and trans. The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci. London: Hakluyt Society, 1894.

Markham, Clements, ed. and trans. Early Spanish Voyages to the Strait of Magellan. London: Hakluyt Society, 1911.

Martyr, Peter. Selections from Peter Martyr. Translated and edited by Geoffrey Eatough. Brussels: Brepols, 1998.

McAlister, Lyle N. Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492–1700.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1984.

Miller, Townsend. The Castles and the Crown: Spain 1451–1555. New York: Coward McCann, 1963.

Miller, Townsend. Henry IV of Castile, 1425–1474. New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1972.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Journals and Other Documents on the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: Heritage Press, 1963.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, A.D. 1492–1616. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Newitt, Malyn. A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion, 1400–1668. London: Routledge, 2005.

Nowell, Charles E., ed. Magellan’s Voyage Around the World: Three Contemporary Accounts. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1962.

Parry, J.H., ed. The European Reconnaissance: Selected Documents. New York: HarperTorch, 1969.

Parry, J.H. The Spanish Seaborne Empire. New York: Knopf, 1970.

Pigafetta, Antonio. Magellan’s Voyage Around the World. London: Arthur A. Clark, 1906.

Phillips, William D. Enrique IV and the Crisis of Fifteenth-Century Castile, 1425–1480. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978.

Pohl, Frederick. Amerigo Vespucci, Pilot Major. New York: Octagon, 1966.

Randles, W.G.L. “Spanish and Portuguese Attempts to Measure Longitude in the 16th Century.” The Mariner’s Mirror, November 1995.

Reston, James. Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors. New York: Doubleday, 2005.

Rogozinski, Jan. A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

Rubin, Nancy. Isabella of Castile: The First Renaissance Queen. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

Russell, P.E. Portugal, Spain and the African Atlantic, 1343–1490. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1995.

Spate, O.H.K. The Spanish Lake. London: Croom Helm, 1979.

Thomas, Hugh. Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Thomas, Hugh. Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan. New York: Random House, 2003.

Turner, Jack. Spice: The History of a Temptation. New York: Random House, 2004.

Van Ittersum, Martine Julia. Profit and Principle: Hugo Grotius, Natural Rights Theories and the Rise of Dutch Power in the East Indies, 1595–1615. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill, 2006.

Vicens Vives, Jaime. Approaches to the History of Spain. Translated and edited by Joan Connelly Ullman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.

Vlekke, Bernard. Nusantara: A History of Indonesia. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1960.

Wilford, John Noble. The Mapmakers. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Williams, Eric. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492–1969. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Winston, Alexander. No Man Knows My Grave: Sir Henry Morgan, Captain William Kidd, Captain Woodes Rogers in the Great Age of Privateers and Pirates, 1665–1715. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969.

Wright, Irene A., ed. Further Voyages to Spanish America, 1583–1594. London: Hakluyt Society, 1951.

Zurara, Gomes Eanes de. The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea. Translated by Charles Raymond Beazley and Edgar Prestage. New York: Burt Franklin, 1963 reprint.

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