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The Manila Galleon

The Manila Galleon This unique book the product of twenty seven years of research relates the romantic history of the great Spanish galleons the most glamorous in the history of the seas For two hundred and fifty yea

  • Title: The Manila Galleon
  • Author: William Lytle Schurz
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • This unique book, the product of twenty seven years of research, relates the romantic history of the great Spanish galleons, the most glamorous in the history of the seas For two hundred and fifty years from 1563 to 1813 they regularly made the five to eight month voyage across the Pacific between Manila and Acapulco The largest and riches merchandise ships of their agThis unique book, the product of twenty seven years of research, relates the romantic history of the great Spanish galleons, the most glamorous in the history of the seas For two hundred and fifty years from 1563 to 1813 they regularly made the five to eight month voyage across the Pacific between Manila and Acapulco The largest and riches merchandise ships of their age, the galleons carried to Mexico all the fabulous luxuries of the Orient and returned to the Philippines laden with silver ingots Their capture was the ultimate ambition of every pirate and privateer Many were lost at sea one drifted down the Mexican coast without a living soul on board the mutiny on the San Geronimo surpassed in dram that on the Bounty.But this is than a story of ships, for whole history of the Pacific Area revolved around these lonely voyages They supplied the central theme of Philippine history they were the original motive for the exploration and settlement of California they brought the Chinese and Japanese to the Philippines This is a sumptuous banquet of glamor, excitement and thrill The reader is given a glowing and unforgettable panorama of one of the most romantic ventures in history Howard Mumford Jones

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    1. Tales of Earlier GlobalizationLinks between Asia, Latin America, and Europe are the norm today and we toss around words like "globalization" as if it had come in with MTV, the Internet, and MBAs. But no, actually global movements of goods, capital, and people have been around for a long time. This magnificent, but forgotten book, which I first read back in 1963, presents the story of how the Spaniards gathered rare and desireable goods---mostly silk and spices, but including a great variety of o [...]

    2. While this book is considered the seminal work with regard to the Manila galleon trade and Spanish colonialism in the East, I challenge the reader to look a bit more critically at Schurz's overt omission of citations throughout the book. It is descriptive and informative, yet with little or no references within the text, it cannot and must not be taken seriously as an academic body of research. This is extremely unfortunate, as the book is packed with information. It is approaching a century sin [...]

    3. For me, a 4.45-star book. Excellent history of an area not previously explored. Some quotes :"Since I laid the keel of my book forty-seven years ago most of those to whom I would have expressed my gratitude have, like my galleons, entered their last port. Above all, I acknowledge the Order of the Native Sons of the Golden West, whose interest in the history of California made possible my study of the original Spanish sources in the Archives of the Indies at Seville."From the Introduction"The fi [...]

    4. Let me say first that this is a must-read book for anyone who is interested in Philippine history and culture. I got my copy from the estate of a retired US Navy guy and who kept his copy with a detached front cover among his treasured stuff in his tiny Manhattan apartment. I thought to myself that I should read this book, which looked uninteresting when I found it; he kept it among newer books, which indicates something interesting can be found in the pages of the book. What else is there to be [...]

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