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At the outset, Christensen confesses his lack of academic standing to write history, given his background as a translator (Like Water for Chocolate, with Carol Christensen) and editor and director of publications at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.Dec 12 2011 | Read Full Review of 1616: The World in Motion
In 1616, on the same April day, humankind loses two of its best storytellers when William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes pass away.Apr 12 2012 | Read Full Review of 1616: The World in Motion
His later years are unknown, Christensen notes, but every so often Eastern manuscripts surface, like the Persian book in the British Library bearing the note, “translated into Latin by George Strachan, Scot of the Mearns, 1634.”Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of 1616: The World in Motion
The first tourists, traveling not for trade or exploration but for personal fulfillment, were exploring this new globalized world.
Thomas Christensen illuminates this extravagant age by focusing on a single riotous year.
1616 was not one of those years like 1066 or 1492 or even 1968 where the world seemed transformed by new possibilities.Jan 24 2013 | Read Full Review of 1616: The World in Motion
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