Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622 Charles Ralph Boxer

ISBN: 9780811504034

Published: June 1st 1959

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Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622  by  Charles Ralph Boxer

Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622 by Charles Ralph Boxer
June 1st 1959 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9780811504034 | 5.22 Mb

Tragedies and terrors plagued the perilous sea trading route between Portugal and India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Among the narratives that chronicled the voyages, those written by the Portuguese are unequaled in their suspense andMoreTragedies and terrors plagued the perilous sea trading route between Portugal and India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Among the narratives that chronicled the voyages, those written by the Portuguese are unequaled in their suspense and drama: existence and survival are pushed to human limits in these accounts of harrowing storms and castaways in exotic lands.

They describe disastrous turns of fate and miraculous rescues, as well as heroism and cowardice, and offer readers the exhilaration and sheer emotional appeal of adventure tales well told. This new edition of C. R. Boxers translations of famous Portuguese shipwreck stories also includes a new translation of the tragic tale of Captain Manuel de Sousa Sepulveda, who was shipwrecked with his family and crew near the Cape of Good Hope in 1552. After enduring treacherous storms that completely destroyed their ship and its cargo, a few hundred passengers and slaves were forced to go ashore, where they struggled for several weeks with starvation and thirst, treks through rugged terrain, attacks and manipulation by African tribes, and conflicts within their own group.

Only a handful of survivors reached Mozambique in 1553 after their dreadful and extreme ordeal.



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