Columbus's Ultimate Goal: Jerusalem

  title={Columbus's Ultimate Goal: Jerusalem},
  author={Carol Delaney},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={260 - 292}
  • C. Delaney
  • Published 8 March 2006
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The Quincentennial of Columbus's Discovery of the Americas has come and gone. Some people celebrated, others protested. The Discovery has been called either “The greatest event since the creation of the world, save the incarnation and death of Him who created it” (Francisco Lopez de Gomera writing in 1552), or the greatest disaster in world history. Columbus is either a saint (who was actually proposed for canonization), or he is a sinner responsible for genocide. Can one even say that… 
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