Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture

By John Pairman Brown | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 5

Paradise and the forest of Lebanon

Columbus and the Earthly Paradise

On October 18, 1498 (Old Style of course), Columbus wrote to Ferdinand and Isabel (la) from Hispaniola an account of his third voyage, expressing his conviction that he had found the Earthly Paradise, el parayso terrenal. We do not have his letter, but a hand copy by Bartolomé de Las Casas with the heading:

Account of the voyage which the Admiral Don Christóval Colon made
the third time that he came to the Indies, when he discovered mainland
[the South American continent], as he sent it to the Sovereigns from the
island Española.1

This is the document in which he expresses his conviction that the Western Hemisphere, unlike the Eastern, was not truly spherical:

But I say that this [hemisphere] is as it were the half of a very round pear
which has a raised stalk, as I have said [above, same page], or like a
woman’s nipple on a round ball.2

1. Select Documents Illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus, vol. 2, ed. and trans. Cecil Jane
(Hakluyt Society second series no. 70, 1933; repr. Millwood: Kraus, 1967), 3. The Admiral
appears to have been born in Genoa as Christoforo Colombo, but all his letters are in Castilian
like this one, and his name in Spanish Christóval (as here) or Christóbal. I do not know on what
authority the date of the letter rests. These passages are discussed by Kirkpatrick Sale (The Con-
quest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy
[New York: Knopf; 1990],
174—77)—a work very harsh on Columbus and the whole enterprise of European colonization.

2. Jane, ibid., 31.

-147-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Ancient Israel and Ancient Greece: Religion, Politics, and Culture
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 229

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.