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The Resource Civilizations, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Civilizations, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
Civilizations
Title
Civilizations
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
An ambitious and highly entertaining novel of revisionist history. Freydis is a woman warrior and leader of a band of Viking explorers setting out to the south. They meet local tribes, exchange skills, are taken prisoner, and get as far as Panama. But nobody ultimately knows what became of them. Fast forward five hundred years to 1492 and we're reading the journals of Christopher Columbus, mid-Atlantic on his own famous voyage of exploration to the Americas, dreaming of gold and conquest. But he and his men are taken captive by Incas. Even as their suffering increases, his faith in his superiority, and in his mission, is unshaken. Thirty years later, Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, arrives in Europe in the ships stolen from Columbus. He finds a continent divided by religious and dynastic quarrels, the Spanish Inquisition, Luther's Reformation, capitalism, the miracle of the printing press, endless warmongering between the ruling monarchies, and constant threat from the Turks. But most of all he finds downtrodden populations ready for revolution. Fortunately, he has a recent bestseller as a guidebook to acquiring power--Machiavelli's The Prince. The stage is set for a Europe ruled by Incas and Aztecs, and for a great war that will change history forever
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11001385
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Binet, Laurent
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2702.I57
LC item number
C5813 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incas
  • Atahualpa
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Label
Civilizations, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French in 2019 by Éditions Grasset et Fasquelle, France, as Civilizations
  • "A novel"--Jacket cover page 1
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1227086517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780374600815
Lccn
2021015723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227086517
Label
Civilizations, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French in 2019 by Éditions Grasset et Fasquelle, France, as Civilizations
  • "A novel"--Jacket cover page 1
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1227086517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780374600815
Lccn
2021015723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227086517

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