“The world would end in 1492—so the prophets, soothsayers, and stargazers said. They were right. Their world did end. Ours began.”—From 1492: The Year the World Began by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
1492: The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born. 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.
Historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, who is the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, covers such iconic figures as Christopher Columbus and Alexander Borgia and explores cultures as diverse as that of Spain, China, and Africa to tell your students the story of 1492, a momentous year whose lessons are still relevant today.
Praise for 1492:
“In this admirable history, Fernández-Armesto has written a book of travels not unlike those of Marco Polo, filled with marvels and sensations, rich in description and replete with anecdote. 1492 is a compendium of delights.”—The Times (London)