Sites and pages devoted to Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). Completed four voyages to the Americas and is credited with discovering the New World.
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Lengthy biographical article from the Catholic Encyclopedia, first published in 1908.
Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery
Book by Filson Young (1906). Complete downloadable e-text from Project Gutenburg.
Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen of Spain
A translation of a letter to the Spanish monarchs written around 1494, from the Medieval Sourcebook.
Article from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia.
Examining the Reputation of Christopher Columbus
"[Columbus] was no more the discoverer of America than Pocahontas was the discoverer of Great Britain. Native Americans had built great civilizations with many millions of people long before Columbus wandered lost into the Caribbean".
Extracts from Columbus's Journal
Selected passages from the journal of his voyage of 1492, from the Medieval Sourcebook.
Honoring Christopher Columbus
Essay defending Columbus and his discovery, and blames others around him for the hardships and disease brought to the natives of the New World, which were also practicing human sacrifice and cannibalism.
Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus
The Avalon Project presents an English translation of the missive given to Columbus by Ferdinand and Elizabeth in 1492.
Quarto Abeunte Saeculo
Encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII on the occasion of the Columbus Quadricentennial, in 1892. Paints the explorer as an exemplary Catholic motivated by a desire to advance the Christian faith.
Reportret: Christopher Columbus
Carefully reconstructed portrait without anachronisms, respecting contemporary style, and based on historical sources.
Teaching about the Voyages of Columbus
Provides full-text access to the ERIC Digest of this name which details ways teachers can best instruct students about the different voyages of Christopher Columbus. [PDF]
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