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Interview: Historian and Author Roger Crowley on the Portuguese Voyages to India

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

How and why did the Portuguese end up sailing thousands of miles from their home country to acquire the riches of the Indian Ocean? To find out, I spoke to Roger Crowley, author of the recent book Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire. We also discussed his previous books, on the early modern Mediterranean, and how to write a great historical narrative.Bombas - Save 20% on your first purchase by going to bombas.com/TIDES and enter code TIDES at checkout.First Leaf - Get your 3-pack of introductory wine for just $15 by going to tryfirstleaf.com/TIDES.

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