Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire

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The first part of his trilogy on the Spanish Empire, Hugh Thomas's Rivers of Gold brings the rise of Spain's global empire vividly to life, capturing the spirit of an ebullient age. Inspired by hopes of both riches and of converting native people to Christianity, the Spanish adventurers of the fifteenth century convinced themselves that an Earthly Paradise existed in the Caribbean. This is the story of the hundreds of conquistadors who set sail on the precarious journey across the Atlantic - taking with them wheat, the ...

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Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire
2010, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141034485

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Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire
2004, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297645634

Hardcover

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