Book Review – ‘Mythology and Diplomacy in the Age of Exploration’ by Desiree Arbo

By Desiree Arbo, published December 2020


Author A Knobler aims to examine the process of early modern European expansion as a whole, not as projects undertaken by individual state. In this way Knobler, a historian of the crusades and early modern imperial expansion, seeks to redress a prevailing tendency in the historiography of expansion to follow national lines.

A considerable part of the book is devoted to Prester John …

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Filed under: Atlantic | Early Modern | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Biography | Strategy & Diplomacy

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