Browsing around the clove: Episode VII “Clove”
Sonntag, 12. Mai 2019 ab 16 Uhr (WH am Mittwoch 16.05. ab 18:30 Uhr)
Seven is the number. Finally clove is here. The most precious spice that pushed this trip to be accomplished will not be easy to get. Magellan, immersed in an excess of confidence, will face the local chief Lapu-Lapu, in a battle where he pays with his life. So says Stefan Zweig:
Denn kund ist es nun über alle Inseln, daß Silapulapu der Große so leicht wie einen Fisch oder einen Vogel den fremden Herrn des Donners und des Blitzes erlegt hat. Niemand weiß, was jene jämmerlichen Wilden mit der Leiche Magellans dann getan, welchem Element sie sein Sterbliches zurückgegeben, ob dem Feuer, der Flut, der Erde oder der zehrenden Luft. Kein Zeugnis ist uns geblieben, verschollen ist sein Grab und geheimnisvoll im Unbekannten die Spur des Mannes verloren, der dem unendlichen Ozean, der die Erde umrundet, sein letztes Geheimnis abgerungen.
With the death of the captain, the Armada de Molucca sails through many islands located all around the Indonesian seas, Brunei among them. At last, they reach Tidore, in the Moluccas, also known as the Spice Islands.
With the feat already completed, in this last episode called saccharin, we talk about the geopolitics of the trip, and how the world was changed (for better or for worse), until our days: How the world was governed from that moment on by a Eurocentric vision. How the diversity of the world’s epistemology was excluded, hidden or eliminated. How the first circumnavigation was used […]
After a failed incursion in Cape Verde to try to get some food, and after a thousand fatigues and after countless problems and deaths, they finally make it, they complete the first circumnavigation of the world. Elcano and the survivors are received by the Emperor himself. The people of San Lucar have never seen so skinny persons before in their lives. That’s how Stefan […]
Saffron is made up of threads, filaments that separate, as do the Victoria and the Trinidad in the Spice Islands. While the Trinidad, piloted by Gonzalo Gómez de Espinosa will try to return to the American continent in order to reach Europe again, the Victoria commanded by Juan Sebastián Elcano will continue heading to the […]
Seven is the number. Finally, Clove is here. The most precious spice that pushed this trip to be accomplished will not be easy to get. Magellan, immersed in an excess of confidence, will face the local chief Lapu-Lapu, in a battle where he pays with his life. So says Stefan Zweig: Denn kund ist es nun über alle Inseln, daß […]
Known by its unmistakable aroma and its unique shape, the sixth episode of “Browsing around the clove” is baptized as star anise. The Armada de Molucca will arrive to The Philippines, (A.K.A Maharlika) They will be greeted by the Rajah Humabon. Magellan will seal an alliance with the local leader as Stefan Zweig described: Großartiger […]