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Pertenecia Fue un marinero y cronista italiano que acompano a Fernando de Magallanes en su viaje alrededor de la Tierra. Ashkan Ansari rated it liked it Feb 18, Also, I find the editorial notes patronising priner Pigafetta and they are often more intrusive than helpful.

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Furthermore, since the Indies, already in contact with Portugal and substantially Moslem, were known to have valuable commodities and since Viaaje represented Spain, most attention is paid to the relatively known East, not to newly discovered areas and peoples. Fa strano vedere degli oggetti o dei frutti che sono Tre stelle politiche per questa interessantissima ma ostica Relazione sul primo viaggio intorno al mondo a opera di Antonio Pigafetta, gentiluomo vicentino che seguiva la spedizione spagnola di Ferdinando Magellano.

That didn’t bother me – he wrote it with a certain mindset, and squabbling wasn’t part of it. Open Preview See a Problem?

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The critical apparatus to this volume is excellent. The most fascinating thing about this is that it’s a first-hand account of the first voyage antobio the world, and by a gentleman adventurer, no less.

Wlrededor rated it liked it Feb 20, Pigafetta murio en Vicenza en This is an incredible first hand account of Magellan’s voyage.


Arezo Ghasemi rated it liked it Aug 23, Mahsa rated it liked it Dec 10, Nina rated it liked it Oct 15, Published August 20th by Linkgua Ediciones first published Return to Book Page.

As the intro points out, some of the book’s lustre has worn off, since pigzfetta is so easy and not even recently, since people dek the voyage faster and easier for centuries now. And there was infighting and intrigue along alreddeor way, The most fascinating thing about this is that it’s a first-hand account of the first voyage around the world, and by a gentleman adventurer, no less.

The pages are filled with Pigafetta’s anthropological and botanical observations of the places that were visited. I’d flip to the back to see what Pigafetta was talking about, often to be told that this was a common European trope; instead of explaining the significance, it just listed other people who claimed the same thing.

Vestayekta rated it liked it Apr 30, Jim rated it liked it Nov 28, Be the first to ask a question about Primer Viaje Alrededor del Mundo.

During the expedition, he served as Magellan’s assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him in translating one of the Philippine languages, Cebuano. The intro and notes were alternately condescending toward Pigafetta, explanatory, or laudatory. At any rate, this is where the Europeans discovered that if one travels westwards around the globe, against the rotation of the earth around its axis, one day goes missing – a puzzling fact that had to be explained to the Pope on their return: A good, readable translation, and Pigafetta has some interesting adventures in South America and after crossing the Pacific.

Instead of any moral sense there is only rank Catholic superstition.


Durante el viaje, Pigafetta compilo numerosos datos sobre la geografia, el clima, la flora, la fauna y los habitantes de los lugares recorridos. Houman rated it liked it Oct 21, Bijan rated it liked it Jun 06, And there was infighting and intrigue along the way, all of which is glossed over by Pigafetta in favor of a travel guide. Once I could see what the book was, it was a good, if not rip-roaring, travel epic. For anyone interested in the subject, who appreciates primary sources, it’s worth picking up.

Lists with This Book. We charged our men when they went ashore in the boat to ask what day it was, and they told us that it was Thursday with the Portuguese. Esta cronica es alredddor fuente principal de informacion sobre el viaje, y el primer documento disponible en Europa acerca del idioma filipino.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Some of the observations are interesting, others less so, and some such as the remark about an island called Arucheto, the men and women of which are not taller than one cubit, but who have ears as long as themselves; with one of them they make their bed and with the other they cover themselves are quite fantastic.

En Sevilla supo del viaje de Magallanes, y tras financiar su pasaje fue admitido en la expedicion.