Week 2

The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

I really enjoyed reading part of Christopher Columbus’ journal because I was able to get an insight into their intentions and learn about their interactions with the indigenous people. Knowing very little about Columbus’ journey before, I was surprised about … Continue reading

Guaman Poma, The First New Chronicle

The translated excerpt taken from Guaman Poma’s chronicles provide a fascinating and thought provoking account of the history of Peru during the time of Spanish colonisation of the Americas. Immediately Guaman Poma depicts the Spanish conquistadores as…

The Journal

Christopher Columbus found himself in a very fortunate situation on his voyage to the Americas in 1492.  Although he was intending to travel to India he arrived in the Caribbean island of Guananhani.  His first interactions with the local peo…