The Impact of 1992 on Christopher Columbus

By William D. Phillips Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips, published November 1992


The reputation of Columbus as an indomitable, God-fearing seaman is qustioned in this article which returns to the documentary base on which his legacy is founded. The conflict between scholars and the often mis-informed perceptions of the general public is examined. The article lists the current academic work in progress, including the investigation of the legal battles between Columbus and the Spanish crown. Anthropology and underwater archeology are being used to direct future investigations.

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Filed under: Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Caribbean
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

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