Author Results for David Henige

Guanahani the Elusive: the Columbus Landfall Debate in Historical Perspective

By David Henige

The article traces the slow emergence of historiography relating to Columbus’s first landfall. There was a difference between what actually happened and what the Spanish court wanted the world to know, and the motives of later editors are examined. The controversy over the identity of Guanahani, the island claimed by Columbus to be his first […] Read More

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