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Ruling the waves

Harald Kleinschmidt

Ruling the waves

Emperor Maximilian I, the search for islands and the transformation of the European world picture c. 1500

by Harald Kleinschmidt

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Published by Hes & de Graaf Publishers in "t Goy-Houten (Utrecht) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maximilian -- I, -- Holy Roman Emperor, -- 1459-1519,
  • History, Modern -- 16th century,
  • Voyages and travels,
  • Europe -- History -- 1492-1517

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-452) and index.

    Statementby Harald Kleinschmidt.
    SeriesBibliotheca humanistica & reformatorica -- v. 63, Bibliotheca humanistica & reformatorica -- v. 63.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDD174 .K55 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 475 p. :
    Number of Pages475
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23928144M
    ISBN 109061940206
    ISBN 109789061940203
    LC Control Number2008468884

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