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THE DISCOVERY OF GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA By Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Walter Raleigh may be taken as the great typical figure of the age of Elizabeth. Courtier and statesman, soldier and sailor, scientist and man of letters, he engaged in almost all the main ... More > lines of public activity in his time, and was distinguished in them all. in 1578 engaged, with his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in the first of his expeditions against the Spaniards. After some service in Ireland, he attracted the attention of the Queen, and rapidly rose to the perilous position of her chief favorite. With her approval, he fitted out two expeditions for the colonization of Virginia, neither of which did his royal mistress permit him to lead in person, and neither of which succeeded in establishing a permanent settlement.< Less
BARATERO: An Introduction to the Spanish Navaja By James Loriega
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The innumerable sailors, seafarers, soldiers, explorers, and other edged weapons users who traversed Seville throughout the 16th and 17th centuries made their unique martial contributions to the... More > unnamed but growing body of navaja techniques. In time, the regional techniques for using the knife came to be informally known to as Acero Sevillano (in English, Sevillian Steel) and the navajas carried specifically for fighting were called sevillanas. Since that time, the navaja has been carried and used by the rich and not-so-rich people from the cities and villages, in times of feast and famine. Its design was influenced by Moslems, used by Christians, and crafted by Jews. It was a weapon that was considered indispensable by both thugs and aristocrats, and that was equally popular with both Spaniards and gypsies. It crossed the hands—and also drew the blood—of countless people, both in and out of its native Spain.< Less
The History of Checkers (Draughts) By Govert Westerveld
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The modern game of chess started around 1475 in Spain when the queen and bishop got a much more powerful move. It was called "Mad Queen Chess". These new rules quickly spread throughout... More > western Europe and in Spain. The enhanced move for the chess queen started after the coronation of the powerfull queen of Spain Isabella I. The historical records duly note that Queen Isabella I was crowned with the sword of justice raised in front of her, and the sceptre and throne were given to her. This allusion to the real-world event is so clear within the Scachs d’Amor poem to Isabella’s actual coronation that the inspiration of Queen Isabella for the new chess queen and powerfull dama of the draughts game is unquestionable. The Spaniards like the Moors, played a game on the board of lines and called it alquerque. The game became modern draughts through being transferred to the chessboard around that time. This book is the result of at least 30 years investigations in the Spanish archives< Less
The Names of Heaven By Flavia Idà
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One man. An extraordinary choice. In 1511 the survivors of a Spanish shipwreck were captured by the Maya near the town of Tulum in Yucatan. Among them was a sailor from Palos named Gonzalo Guerrero.... More > He lived among the Maya as a slave for three years, learning their language and customs; he then escaped to Nachancan, lord of the city of Chetumal in Belize, who made him a free man. In Chetumal Gonzalo quickly rose to become Nachancan's war captain; he married Nachancan's sister had had three children with her. This was the foundation of the first European-American family, and the birth of the new race called the Mestizo. In 1517 Hernando Cortez came to bring Gonzalo back to the Spaniards; the decision Gonzalo took then was the only one ever taken by a white man in the conquest of the Americas, and it made him a hero.< Less
The Names of Heaven By Flavia Idà
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One man. An extraordinary choice. In 1511 the survivors of a Spanish shipwreck were captured by the Maya near the town of Tulum in Yucatan. Among them was a sailor from Palos named Gonzalo Guerrero.... More > He lived among the Maya as a slave for three years, learning their language and customs; he then escaped to Nachancan, lord of the city of Chetumal in Belize, who made him a free man. In Chetumal Gonzalo quickly rose to become Nachancan's war captain; he married Nachancan's sister had had three children with her. This was the foundation of the first European-American family, and the birth of the new race called the Mestizo. In 1517 Hernando Cortez came to bring Gonzalo back to the Spaniards; the decision Gonzalo took then was the only one ever taken by a white man in the conquest of the Americas, and it made him a hero.< Less
THE DISCOVERY OF GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA By Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Walter Raleigh may be taken as the great typical figure of the age of Elizabeth. Courtier and statesman, soldier and sailor, scientist and man of letters, he engaged in almost all the main ... More > lines of public activity in his time, and was distinguished in them all. in 1578 engaged, with his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in the first of his expeditions against the Spaniards. After some service in Ireland, he attracted the attention of the Queen, and rapidly rose to the perilous position of her chief favorite. With her approval, he fitted out two expeditions for the colonization of Virginia, neither of which did his royal mistress permit him to lead in person, and neither of which succeeded in establishing a permanent settlement.< Less
The Mayan Empire - Days of Old By Jim Heitmeyer
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The crowd would stand at the base of the blood red pyramid awaiting the spectacular event. The heat was unbearable."some 'pro-Indian' currents had always denied this had happened. They said the... More > texts must be lying.'' The Spaniards probably did exaggerate the sheer numbers of victims to justify a supposedly righteous war against idolatry. But there is no longer as much doubt about the nature of the killings. Victims had their hearts cut out or were decapitated, shot full of arrows, clawed, sliced to death, stoned, crushed, skinned, buried alive or tossed from the tops of temples. Children were said to be frequent victims, in part because they were considered pure and unspoiled. "Many people said, The reader will also learn just how smart these ancient people were and the hardships they endured.< Less
The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows By Joseph Conrad
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The shallow sea that foams and murmurs on the shores of the thousand islands, big and little, which make up the Malay Archipelago has been for centuries the scene of adventurous undertakings. The... More > vices and the virtues of four nations have been displayed in the conquest of that region that even to this day has not been robbed of all the mystery and romance of its past—and the race of men who had fought against the Portuguese, the Spaniards, the Dutch and the English, has not been changed by the unavoidable defeat. They have kept to this day their love of liberty, their fanatical devotion to their chiefs, their blind fidelity in friendship and hate—all their lawful and unlawful instincts. Their country of land and water—for the sea was as much their country as the earth of their islands—has fallen a prey to the western race—the reward of superior strength if not of superior virtue. To-morrow the advancing civilization will obliterate the marks of a long struggle in the accomplishment of its inevitable victory.< Less
European Perceptions Of Plan Colombia: A Virtual Contribution To A Virtual War And Peace Plan? By Joaquin Roy & Strategic Studies Institute
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This is another in the special series of monographs emanating from the February 2001 conference on Plan Colombia co-sponsored by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and The... More > Dante B. Fascell North-South Center of the University of Miami. In this monograph, Joaquin Roy provides a European view of Plan Colombia. Professor Roy, a Spaniard with valuable sources throughout Europe, notes that Europeans apparently do not approve of the seeming U.S. emphasis on providing military equipment and training to Colombia for a counternarcotics effort in what they see as a larger strategic political conflict. At the same time, he reports that Europeans are not only concerned with the counternarcotics violence in Colombia, but also with the economic, security, and political spillover effects for neighboring countries. Finally and logically, Roy reflects the European concern that whatever contribution might be made to Plan Colombia will likely be lost in the violence of a U.S.-led counternarcotics...< Less
The Empress By M.R. Cady
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The self-made, hard-hearted, green-eyed empress of Rome has everything she could ever want or need — that is, until she meets Catalina, a feisty Spanish slave who is seemingly without fear of... More > the notoriously vicious ruler. Empress Servia Fabia Maxima finds herself drawn to Catalina, who slowly begins to chisel away at the ice around the empress’s heart and makes her wonder whether there is more to the world than merely ruling it. But with a brutal military campaign to overtake the Far East, societal demands for the ruler to produce an heir and a suspected plot to overthrow her reign, Servia fears she could never become the empress Catalina believes she can be. And amid her abundance of struggles, the Roman empress soon comes to find she may be forced to lose not only her kingdom, but also the young Spaniard who stole her heart.< Less

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