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For God And Gold

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For God And Gold by Julian Corbett is a fascinating historical account of the role of religion in shaping the motivations of European explorers during the Age of Discovery. Corbett delves deep into the religious fervor that drove explorers to seek out new lands and riches in the name of God and country.

The author's meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book an informative and captivating read. Corbett skillfully weaves together the political, economic, and religious factors that influenced the actions of explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the book is Corbett's exploration of how religion was used as a tool for conquest and colonization. He sheds light on the ways in which European powers justified their brutal treatment of indigenous peoples through their belief in their own cultural and religious superiority.

Overall, For God And Gold is a thought-provoking and illuminating read that sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of history. Corbett's thorough examination of the relationship between religion and exploration is sure to spark further discussion and analysis among readers interested in the intersection of religion, politics, and imperialism.

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Sir Julian Stafford Corbett was a prominent navy historian and geologist. This semi-autobiographical novel tells about the start: the personal and professional life of a scholar, the excitement of sailing, and joining the navy. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

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