The Story of South Africa (Classic Reprint)

The Story of South Africa Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Story of South Africa On a September day in the closing year of the fifteenth century there was wonderful news in Lisbon In the river lay a ship full of silken stuffs spices pearls

  • Title: The Story of South Africa (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: William Basil Worsfold
  • ISBN: 9781330023655
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Story of South Africa On a September day in the closing year of the fifteenth century there was wonderful news in Lisbon In the river lay a ship, full of silken stuffs, spices, pearls, and gold, taken on board in the far off Indies, and brought direct to Europe Vasco da Gama, the commander of the expedition of which this ship formed part, had discoveredExcerpt from The Story of South Africa On a September day in the closing year of the fifteenth century there was wonderful news in Lisbon In the river lay a ship, full of silken stuffs, spices, pearls, and gold, taken on board in the far off Indies, and brought direct to Europe Vasco da Gama, the commander of the expedition of which this ship formed part, had discovered an ocean highway from Europe to Hindostan, and shown how the merchants of Lisbon could trade direct with India and China without the intervention of the Moors It was a welcome victory for Europe in the long struggle between the Cross and the Crescent About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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