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Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Near a Thousand Tables, acclaimed food historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the fascinating story of food as cultural as well as culinary history -- a window on the history of mankind.

In this "appetizingly...

Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

“A rich and moving chronicle for our very present.” —Julio Ortega, New York Times Book Review The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east...


by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling...

Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit." —Candice Millard, New York Times Book Review

Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious...

1492: The Year the World Began

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

1492: The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born. Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium,...

The Americas: A Hemispheric History

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

From food to the spread of political ideas, the landmass from northern Canada to the southern tip of Argentina is complexly bound together, yet these connections are generally ignored. In this groundbreaking...

Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians...

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

by Matthew Restall & Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the worlds resources...

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure...