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Commissioning Cristóbal Colón, aka Cristoforo Colombo, aka Christopher Columbus

April 17, 1492: Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella give Christopher Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. Though he was also interested in wealth, Columbus saw himself as a “Christ-bearer” who would carry Christ across the ocean to people who had never heard the gospel.

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Personal

C is for Cristóbal Colón

My 2017 theme is “The History of Kanata”, the parallel world that is the setting for “Eagle Passage, and the theme reveal is here. I also wrote about this world in my blog post ‘ 431 more words

Writing

Was Cristobal Colon a Jew?

There are many  opinions about this, but today I want to highlight one piece of order summarized in his Testament, saying:

“A un judí­o que moraba á la puerta de la juderí­a en Lisboa, ó á quien mandare un Sacerdote, el valor de medio marco de plata” 27 more words

Jewish Communities

Rest in Peace? The Wandering Remains of Christopher Columbus

¿Que en paz descanse? Los restos errantes de Cristóbal Colón

The other day I was reading the Rough Guide to Andalucía, and I came across this: 1,493 more words

History

Spanish-American War

A brief conflict between the United States and the Spanish Empire in 1898, the Spanish–American War, saw the United States transform from an isolationist country to a global power. 554 more words

Aquidabã

El Otro - somos tan distintos, e ¿iguales?

Por Micaela Delfino

Hipótesis: El Otro sabe que se lo ve como tal y eso ayuda a seguir alimentando la idea de que realmente es lo extraño y diferente. 886 more words

En Español

12 de Octubre, descubriendo...

Alegres calles, delincuentes ausentes,

ausencias delatoras

delatados traidores 

nunca bienvenidos,

en Festivas Hispanidades,

ni en gestas españolas recordadas,

más allá de océanos inmensos,

y pese a muchos siglos ya pasados… 134 more words