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"The century 1550-1650 was the Age of Shipwreck for the Portuguese voyager who sailed the sea roads of the East, risking disaster and death for a handful of spices or a touch of glory. Memorials to his bravery and folly exist in the shipwreck narratives of the period. Mr. Duffy's book analyzes these accounts - written by courtiers and common seaman - which, in their tragic "The century 1550-1650 was the Age of Shipwreck for the Portuguese voyager who sailed the sea roads of the East, risking disaster and death for a handful of spices or a touch of glory. Memorials to his bravery and folly exist in the shipwreck narratives of the period. Mr. Duffy's book analyzes these accounts - written by courtiers and common seaman - which, in their tragic and intimate detail, reveal the high drama of maritime catastrophe."


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"The century 1550-1650 was the Age of Shipwreck for the Portuguese voyager who sailed the sea roads of the East, risking disaster and death for a handful of spices or a touch of glory. Memorials to his bravery and folly exist in the shipwreck narratives of the period. Mr. Duffy's book analyzes these accounts - written by courtiers and common seaman - which, in their tragic "The century 1550-1650 was the Age of Shipwreck for the Portuguese voyager who sailed the sea roads of the East, risking disaster and death for a handful of spices or a touch of glory. Memorials to his bravery and folly exist in the shipwreck narratives of the period. Mr. Duffy's book analyzes these accounts - written by courtiers and common seaman - which, in their tragic and intimate detail, reveal the high drama of maritime catastrophe."

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