Four Voyages to the New World; Letters and Selected Documents Topics for Discussion

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In addition to Columbus' letters and log-books, several other accounts of his voyages are given. How do these differ from Columbus's own accounts? On what topics to the accounts especially diverge?

Columbus encountered different problems on each of his four voyages. Compare and contrast these problems and their eventual outcomes.

Several uprisings threatened Columbus's journeys. Who caused these uprisings, and what were their main complaints? In your opinion, where they justified based on the narrative provided here?

Columbus takes a particular viewpoint towards the natives he encounters on his travels. What is his attitude towards them, and how does it change throughout his voyages?

Columbus's family accompanied him on several voyages. What were their roles, and how did this affect other aspects of the exploration (morale, governance, etc.)?

What were Columbus's views on the shape of the earth and its geography? How did these...

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