The Journal Of Antonio Pigafetta

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Introduction “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” This is a quote by Theodore Roosevelt that speaks about a certain truth about History, the past. People tend to think that history is of no importance, but what they don’t know is that the past plays a certain role in shaping the present and the future. When I was assigned to write a paper about the Philippine’s history during the Spanish colonization, I was determined to find a topic that greatly influenced and affected the history of the world. A suggestion was given to me that I should write about the significant journal entries of Antonio Pigafetta about Magellan’s journey. I found this topic immensely interesting and I decided to write about it though it seemed to be a difficult subject.…show more content…
This journal reveals a fascinating voyage of discovery. Because of Pigafetta’s writing, students like me get the chance to sail along with Ferdinand Magellan and his crew. In addition, this journal of Antonio Pigafetta widened human knowledge about the world that we are living in. We always have that tendency to receive something without being thankful for it. While we learn so much from the writings of Antonio Pigafetta and learn from it, I think that we are not as grateful for them as we should be. My term paper is about five significant journal entries of Antonio Pigafetta. I hope that by the end of this paper, we would not only learn more about Magellan’s journey, but I truly hope that we would also appreciate Antonio Pigafetta’s journal, for it is our very own key to the

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