From Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name To America

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In the year 1492, many events took place. Ranging from Columbus sailing the blue to find the New World, now called America, to the expulsion of Jews from Spain and also the driving out of the last of the Moors. Felipe Fernández-Armesto writes this book to educate us on what he thinks revolutionized modernity and what inspired so many events to occur. He says that everything leads back to this year 1492, which planted the seeds for so many things to occur. Whether it was artistic styles people would use to portray whatever they wanted because of the Italian Renaissance or even to exploring the world beyond Europe, their tiny scope on the world. What most people know about 1492 was that America was discovered by Christopher Columbus. That is true and he doesn’t go and deny it. Felipe Fernández-Armesto does discuss of this marvelous event, a fair amount compared to his book about this one event in Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America. Just like there were probably other events that occurred in 1776 or 2009 as examples, besides for the writing of the Constitution or the stock market crash, respectively. One of the main events…show more content…
Nothing from one chapters leads into the next. The book is more like a textbook because it has many details during specific events, some relative some not, and also because the only linkage, a rather small one at best, is that all of these events occurred during or around the year of 1492. It could also be thought of as one really giant essay where the main point in the introductory paragraph headlines that “1492 was the year the world began,” and then the author goes on to give examples to back up his bold statement. However, the examples are filled with many minute details that after a while of reading, one (I for sure did many times throughout my reading of it) would get pretty bored of some of the parts, skim through some very boring details, skip pages that just seem uninteresting,
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