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Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire - THOMAS, Hugh

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Price Clipped. A lovely copy with just a hint of ruffling to the DJ at tail of spine.

In 1492 Columbus launched what became the most important series of events in history. He believed that China could be reached from Europe by sailing west. A quarter century later, Magellan, also sailing with a Spanish fleet, showed that to be true. Within thirty years, Spain had created an empire that made her the most envied nation in the world. In an epic history the prize-winning author, Hugh Thomas, brings the early years of Spain's imperial achievement vividly to life. Rivers of Gold captures the spirit of an ebullient age. Illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings. Illustrated / decorative end papers. 604pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)

ISBN: 0297645633

£Now with a new owner.