And Attempting To Separate Truth attempting to separate truth fiction it is an enjoyable read as Zweig s biographies always are A remarkably accessible and inspirational biography of Magellan the first person to circumnavigate the globe The stakes of the action and the motivations of the man are really well laid out and exciting The obstacles that he and his crew have to face are remarkable and Magellan s leadership is a mix of sly politicking and moral guidanceThe book written in the 1930s does lack the modern perspective on the ravages of European conuest and colonialism but the author does in fact tie Magellan s demise spoiler to his aspirations of colonial grandeur as a cautionary tale regarding the greed of the European powers Of course the author could have done a very deep dive into Magellan s personal history and the international context at the time but instead chose to keep it fast moving and broad viewed Overall it s a fascinating especially for those looking for a good adventure yarnCome and follow me on Instagram where I do weekly book reviews charleslangip. Persönlichkeit und seinem Charakter heraus zu verstehen und verständlich zu machen Er selbst war überrascht wie sehr in diesem Leben Traum und Wirklichkeit verschwistert waren denn ich hatte ununterbrochen das merkwürdige Gefühl etwas Erfundenes zu erzählen einen der großen Wunschträume eines der heiligen Märchen der Menschheit. As had happened to me several times before I found that to tell the story to others would be the best way of explaining the inexplicable to myselfFor
THOSE LIKE MYSELF WHO DON Tlike myself who don t remember which explorer found and did what Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the world He was the first European maybe person who knows to find the shortcut to India Asia and all those places where spices and things like that could be found which Europeans were
going crazy for back in the 15th century For his troubles hecrazy for back in the 15th century For his troubles he the passage he discovered posthumously named After Him And Since him and since soon found that his shortcut wasn t a practical in fact it was pretty dangerous to sail through no one really ever used what he discovered instead it was easier to go Fitzcarraldo style across Panama I actually have no idea if they had to go through the trouble depicted in the Herzog movieWhile the story of Magellan is interesting in itself I was interested in the background given by Zweig in his introduction about how he came to write the book It was something I could relate to The book came about because of what we might call today a first world problem Zweig had been crossing the Atlantic in the height of technological comfort available at the time and he was bored and annoyed by how long the ourney was taking When he started to think about how easy he had it compared to the early conuistadors setting sail into the unknown and having to deal with even longer Social Media in Academia journeys along with things like storms and starvation he felt a little ashamed From his shame came this book While I said I could relate it sust in relating to being annoyed at how long and boring travel can be I don t feel any shame at my annoyance though I Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream just sometimes think about how much I would hate travel if I had lived in the past when it was even difficult than it is nowIt s not that the book came out of shame that is interesting to me but that Zweig gives a very clear picture of what drove him to be interested in the topic and then he wrote a biography that reads as well researched but in reality is most likely a fanciful picture It s really easy to not see this book as probably as much a work of Zweig s imagination as a true historical document the book is bookended with reminders about this but it is probably easy to overlook them For in recounting this odyssey as faithfully as I could after the examination of all the documents available I have been animated throughout by the strange feeling that I must be painting a fanciful picture must be relating one of the great wish dreams one of the hallowed fairy tales of mankind Yet what can be better than a truth that seems utterly improbable There is always something inconceivable about man s supreme deeds for the simple reason that they greatly transcend average human powers but it is by performing the incredible that man regains faith in his own selfUnless I m completely misguided by what I read almost all of the details in this book about Magellan are made up of assumptions about the thoughts and character of person who there is little actual information about And really the closest thing to a first hand account of the voyage is from one person on the ship who had kept a diary There are two problems with the diary though One it s written by someone who basically worships Magellan so the reader has to wonder about the descriptions given Especia. Es ist ein Buch für Männer es ist ein Werk fürunge Menschen Es gibt Mut urteilte Ernst Weiß 1938 Die Begeisterung die Stefan Zweig für den größten Entdecker an der Schwelle der Neuzeit empfand den Portugiesen Fernao de Magelhaes Magellan wie die Geschichte ihn nennt wirkt unverändert fort Magellans Mut gegen die scheinbar unver.
read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB È Stefan ZweigLly when it comes down to the conflicts between the Portuguese Magellan and the Spanish captains who were in charge of the other four ships on the voyage But importantly and this isn t disclosed until almost the end of the book The diary was lost or most likely destroyed The diary that serves as a historical record was what got re written from memory in a couple of weeks after the survivors of the Orality in Igbo (African) Literature journey returned to SpainWhat is true about the voyage is thatust about everyone died Out of five ships only one returned and it was barely manned with sailors who had been starving for the last months of the voyage The captain of the ship that returned was part of the group of Spaniards who tried to mutiny against Magellan Ok I lied a little one other ship returned a year earlier but that was a ship that had deserted when the prospects of finding the passage to the Pacific Ocean seemed hopeless These captain and sailors of this ship described Magellan as a deranged tyrant and well they had to because abandoning the mission and going against whom King Charles had put in command of the voyage was the same as treason So if history is written by the winners or survivors then most of the first hand information anyone had was from people or survivors then most of the first hand information anyone had was from people continuing survival was based on Magellan being a traitor or incompetentI m not sure why I find this aspect of the story almost interesting than the feats and hardships that the crew endured on the voyage But whatever it doesn t matter if all the details are accurate or if the psychology Zweig has attributed to Magellan is true or merely the work of his imagination in creating the type of person who could accomplish something that was so improbable at TIME THE BOOK IS STILL the book is still very good and maybe it will make me think twice about being annoyed about the lack of legroom the next time I travel someplace Elouently written this book tells the story of one man s obsession to risk all to find the western sea route to the world s spice islands the Malukus Achieving what Columbus had failed to do Magellan proved the world was round and conseuently one space Thereby ushering in a new period of enlightened world thought Good narrative of an awesome adventure My only regret is that it s too short and the book needs a map Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean He is the one who named the Pacific Ocean peaceful sea for the calmness of its water and the lack of wind Although he wasn t alive to compl Was die Weisesten vermuteten seit tausenden Jahren was die Gelehrten tr umten nun ist es durch den Mut eines einzelnen Gewi heit geworden rund ist die Erde Denn siehe ein Mensch hat sie umrundetHaving enjoyed Zweig s Schachnovelle last year I was glad to find his biography on Fern o de Magalh es better known as Magellan and the historic circumnavigation of the globe The first half of the book in which Zweig describes Magellan s earlier travels to the East and to Morocco his choice to turn his back on Portugal to go and serve the Spanish Crown takes a bit of persistence to get through but is necessary to understand the historical context I think Zweig writes repeatedly that it was Magellan s dream his Lebensziel to circumnavigate the globe But was it I went through Antonio Pigafetta s account and found no evidence of it Magellan wanted to find a Rückbare Grundüberzeugung seiner Zeit gegen das Dogma des ptolemäischen Weltbildes aufzustehen und es durch die wagemutige Tat die erste Weltumsegelung der Geschichte zu widerlegen forderte Stefan Zweig wiederum zu einer biographie romancée heraus es ging ihm auch hier darum die Tat dieses außerordentlich kühnen Menschen aus seiner.