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Que el siglo XVI es el siglo de oro de España, es la verdad: pero no es toda la verdad. El XVI es de oro no 8610 para España sino para Inglaterra, para Francia. Es el siglo de Cervantes, de Shakespeare, de Rabelais. Las letras no tuvieron antes, en los tres reinos, esplendor parecido. Ni tampoco los reyes; Carlos V y Felipe II, Isabel de Inglaterra, Francisco I, son en sus ...more
501 pages
Published 1986 by Libro Libre (first published 1944)
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Rolando Duran
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Un recuento histórico llevado adelante con belleza en el lenguaje y con sentimientos que aportan intensidad a los apuntes históricos, a los datos, a las fechas y a los hechos. Realmente una lectura sabrosa, y bamboleante como las naves de Drake, Morgan o los otros piratas que han campeado por estas costas, sin parche en el ojo.

Muy significativo el hecho de haberlo terminado en Santo Domingo, una ciudad que ocupa buena parte de la narración, y bajo techos y espacios que albergaron tanta historia.
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Difícil tarea desenmarañar la vida del mar que es el nexo de nuestro continente, pero Arciniegas logra capturar la ambición, idealismo y brutalidad de los personajes que definieron el crecimiento de nuestras repúblicas y dictaduras. Una lectura entretenida y didáctica.
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Colombian essayist and historian. Arciniegas wrote over 50 books and many columns in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and also taught at Columbia University in New York.
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