A Truth Not Told

It has been know that Columbus fought to prove this fact, this automatically removes one motive of his struggle to get a right of passage to the west. Columbus searched long and hard to get the approval of a kingdom to fund his voyage. He spent many years in Portugal, and after no avail, he moved on to Spain. In Spain the king and queen tried his patience, but finally approved his voyage. The movie portrayed Columbus's fight for approval look particularly easy, without much convincing. Another reason of Columbus's voyage that was not stressed in the movie was his holy path to convert the Asian world to Christianity. Koning pronounced, "When he discussed his westward voyage, he always dwelt on its religion aspects: to convert the Asian "heathensaE to Catholicism.aE2 Ridley Scott's Columbus did not emphasize this as one of his main considerations for crossing the sea. Gold ruled in the world in the 1400 and 1500's, countries would search and fight over it. Spain liked the idea of a search for gold. Getting to Asia which was prosperous in gold was Columbus's promise. Armesto writes, "This must have helped stimulate the search for altervative sources of gold and may help to exp


 
 
 
 
 
 



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