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The Tragic History of the Sea

Shipwrecks from the Bible to Titanic

by Anthony Brandt

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Published by National Geographic .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel writing,
  • World history,
  • Special Interest - Adventure,
  • Shipwrecks,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • World - General,
  • Sailing - Narratives,
  • Travel / Adventure,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7805300M
    ISBN 100792259084
    ISBN 109780792259084

    The Tragic History of the Sea by Professor C R Boxer Be the first to review this item An expert on perils of the high seas, British native Boxer () translated the Portuguese collection of accounts, originally published as. Show synopsisAn expert on perils of the high seas, British native Boxer () translated the Portuguese collection of accounts, originally published as pamphlets, The Tragic History of the Sea in and Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea in They were publishedHide synopsis More books like this.

    The Tragic History of the Sea tells of seven voyages that went astray mostly along the coast of West Africa. The Portuguese and the Dutch, who most often traveled this route, had sewn the seeds of their own misfortune, for once on land, there was considerable problem with the "kaffirs" (a generic and not very polite term, the editor points. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is a book by American writer Nathaniel Philbrick about the loss of the whaler Essex in the Pacific Ocean in The book was published by Viking Press on May 8, , and won the National Book Award for was adapted into a film of the same name, which came out in late Author: Nathaniel Philbrick.

    The Tragic History of the Sea draws from tales around the globe: the doomed Medusa, whose survivors were abandoned to their fate by a cowardly crew, to live on only in a famous painting in the Louvre; the infamous Essex and her fatal cruise which inspired Melville's Moby Dick; and the harrowing wreck of the Wager, which left the earlier Lord. Get this from a library! The tragic history of the sea: shipwrecks from the Bible to Titanic. [Anthony Brandt; National Geographic Society (U.S.);] -- Is there any tale more thrilling than a shipwreck? Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels.


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The Tragic History of the Sea draws from tales around the globe: the doomed Medusa, whose survivors were abandoned to their fate by a cowardly crew, to live on only in a famous painting in the Louvre; the infamous Essex and her fatal cruise which inspired Melville's Moby Dick; and the harrowing wreck of the Wager, which left the earlier Lord Byron, the poet's kinsman /5(2).

The Tragic History of the Sea, Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (), Santo Alberto (), São East Africa (Hakluyt Society, Second Series) 1st Edition. : $ The Tragic History of the Sea draws from tales around the globe: the doomed Medusa, whose survivors were abandoned to their fate, to live on only in a famous painting in the Louvre; the infamous Essex and her fatal cruise which inspired Melville's Moby Dick; or the harrowing wreck of the Wager, which left kinsman to poet Lord Byron, starving on Patagonia's bleak /5(2).

The Tragic History of the Sea. An expert on perils of the high seas, British native Boxer () translated the Portuguese collection of accounts, originally published as pamphlets, The Tragic History of the Sea in and Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea in /5.

Tragic History Of The Sea Paperback – J by C.R. Boxer (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratingsCited by: The tragic history of the sea, Narratives of the The Tragic History of the Sea book of the Portuguese East Indiamen Sao Thome (), Santo Alberto (), Saao Joao Baptista Society.

Publications, second series;no) [Boxer, C. R] on *FREE* shipping on Author: C. R Boxer. Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on an empty ocean.

Before Homer composed The Odyssey, sailors were already telling their terrifying stories, and Anthony Brandt has/5. Compelling stories of shipwreck, adventure, and death on the high seas, now back in print.

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a time of great colonial expansion, marked by a mercantile frenzy of ships carrying merchants, aristocrats, missionaries, sailors, Inquisitors, botanists, and statesmen pursuing the spoils of empire.

The Tragic History of the Sea, C.R. Boxer — History Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (), Santo Alberto (), São João Baptista () and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa.

In the yearsa dozen narratives (mostly reprints) of ship- wrecks and other maritime disasters were published in a collected two-volume edition at Lisbon byBernardo Gomes de Brito, under the title of História Trágico-Marítima, or Tragic History of the Sea.

The printing and publishing licences of these two volumes bear dates ranging between 8 March and 12. The Tragic History of the Sea, Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (), Santo Alberto (), São João Baptista () and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa, 1st Edition Edited by C.R.

Boxer. In Portuguese literature: The literature of discovery and conquest in part as The Tragic History of the Sea) vividly relates the experience of travel during the preceding centuries; it is a compilation of published narratives—stories told by survivors or based on their accounts—that describe some of the notable disasters that befell Portuguese ships.

Book Overview An expert on perils of the high seas, British native Boxer () translated the Portuguese collection of accounts, originally published as pamphlets, The Tragic History of the Sea in and Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea in The História trágico-marítima (trans.

Tragic History of the Sea) is a famous 18th-century collection of narrative accounts of the travails and wrecks of several Portuguese ships, principally carracks (naus) on the India run between toand the oft-harrowing stories of their survivors.

The accounts (some of which had been previously published as pamphlets) were. The tragic history of the sea, narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (), Santo Alberto (), São João Baptista (), and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa, Volume "The Sea Shall Embrace Them" is a dramatized telling of a very true story that takes place inand tells of the tragic collision between two steamships.

Shaw and the reader follow the steamship Arctic from its beginning to its destruction, and tells a harrowing tale of the lives lost in the cold Atlantic ocean/5. About The Tragic History of the Sea Is there any tale more thrilling than a shipwreck. Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on.

This is followed the South African peoples living on the lands crossed by a complete reprint of Boxer’s Further Selections by the survivors while walking on the way to from the Tragic. The Custom of the Sea: The Story that Changed British Law. Doubleday. ISBN Simpson, A. Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN Wiley Online Library. International Journal of Nautical ArchaeologyVol Issue 2, Article first published online: 19 SEP. Book Cover Image (jpg): The Tragic History of the Sea. Trade Paperback The Tragic History of the Sea Shipwreck from the Bible to Titanic.

By Anthony Brandt. Trade Paperback. LIST PRICE £ PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!Released on: J First work originally published: The tragic history of the sea.

Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus Reprint,© Second work originally published: Further selections from The tragic history of the sea, The Tragic History of the Sea | Is there any tale more thrilling than a shipwreck?

Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on an empty : National Geographic Society.