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Vasco Da Gama : Quest for the Spice Trade (Hardcover)

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This exciting new book tells the story of the relentless and at times tyrannical explorer Vasco da Gama. By the late 1400s, Portugal's Prince Henry was looking for a way to expand Portuguese territory and gain access to the lucrative spice trade of the Far East. Vasco da Gama was at the forefront of this pursuit. Topics include
- Vasco da Gama's early life
- Da Gama's journey around the southern tip of Africa through he Cape of Good Hope
- his encounters with the people of Mombasa and Mozambique
- his arrival in India and his attempts to dominate trade ther
- Vasco da Gama's legacy, including the development of Portuguese spice plantations in India and New World colonies
- Portugal's role in the slave trade of Africa
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Publisher Crabtree Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9780778724216
SKU 204113756
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0778724212
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
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