Vasco da Gama and his Successors, 1460–1580
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Vasco da Gama and His Successors (1970) looks at a range of Portuguese explorers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the most important being Vasco da Gama, whose first voyage to India ushered in a period of European conquest and empire, and established direct and permanent contact between Europe and the Far East.
Table of Contents
Part 1. The Early Discoverers, c. 1415–1497 1. The Making of Portugal 2. Prince Henry the Navigator 3. Seamen and Slaves 4. Cão, Dias and Columbus Part 2. Vasco da Gama, 1497–1524 5. By Sea to India: The Start 6. By Sea to India: Rounding the Cape 7. By Sea to India: Civilized Africa 8. By Sea to India: Calicut 9. Vasco da Gama’s Second Voyage 10. Vasco da Gama in Retirement Part 3. From Sea-Power to Empire, 1505–1548 11. D. Francisco de Almeida 12. Albuquerque the Conqueror: Goa and Malacca 13. Albuquerque the Conqueror: Aden and Ormuz 14. Albuquerque: the Statesman 15. King Manoel the Fortunate: 1495–1521 16. D. Vaso da Gama, Viceroy 17. D. João de Castro 18. A Red Sea Raid 19. The Epos of Diu 20. The Last of the Heroes Part 4. Judaism, Humanism and the Church 21. The Jews in Portugal 22. At the University of Paris 23. The Trial of George Buchanan 24. An Act of Faith 25. The Church in the East 26. Francis Xavier in Goa 27. Xavier Among the Pearl-Fishers 28. Xavier in the Malay Isles 29. A Pious Pirate 30. The First Mission to Japan 31. The Portuguese in China 32. Xavier: the End Part 5. Art and Literature 33. The Art and Literature of Discovery 34. Camões at Coimbra 35. Camões at Court 36. Camões in the East 37. Camões: Last Years Part 6. The Decline of Portugal, 1548–1580 38. The Last Crusade 39. The Decadence and its Causes 40. The Fidalguia