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|Author||Douglass, William A.|
|Editor||Douglass, William A.|
|Date of Issue||2015|
|Description||The Pacific Ocean was for several centuries, from the discovery of the Strait of Magellan in 1520 until Cook's voyages in the 1700s, considered to be the "Spanish Lake." However, Spain was never a monolithic entity and this book then considers "Spanish" exploration in the Pacific from the perspectives of the Basques, who have an important maritime tradition and were key figures in Pacific exploration. From Juan Sebastián Elkano's taking over command of the Victoria after Ferdinand Magellan's death and completing the first circumnavigation of the planet to Andrés de Urdaneta's discovery of the north Pacific route from the Philippines to modern-day Acapulco, Mexico, Basque mariners and ships were pivotal in European incursion into this vast area.|
|Sponsorship||This book was published with generous financial support from the Basque Government.|
|xmlui.metadata.dc.description.tableofcontents||Introduction | Chapter 1: Configuring Spain and Portugal | Chapter 2: Iberian Explorations | Chapter 3: Ferdinand Magellan | Chapter 4: Andrés de Urdaneta | Chapter 5: Dubious Fame and Elusive Fortune | Chapter 6: Twilight of the Spanish Pacific | Conclusion | Bibliography | Index|
|Part of Series||Occasional Papers Series|
|Title||Basque Explorers in the Pacific Ocean|
|Rights Holder||Center for Basque Studies Press|
|Publisher||Center for Basque Studies Press|
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