America in European consciousness, 1493-1750

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Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 20.02.1995 - 428 Seiten
The five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's first transatlantic voyage has provoked an outpouring of scholarship on how European exploration and colonization affected America. This book of eleven essays from leading scholars in the fields of intellectual and cultural history reverses that trend by focusing on the ways in which contact with the Americas transformed European thought. The result of an international conference sponsored by the John Carter Brown Library, this collection addresses the impact of Spanish, French, and English experiences in the New World. The essays consider whether and how knowledge of America changed the mental world of European thinkers as reflected in their understanding of history, literature, linguistics, religion, and the sciences. In assessing the process by which Europeans sought to understand America, this volume responds to issues raised by Sir John Elliott nearly a generation ago, and the collection concludes with an essay in which Elliott reflects on the scholarship of the last twenty-five years on this subject. The contributors are David Armitage, Peter Burke, Luca Codignola, J. H. Elliott, Christian Feest, Roland Greene, John M. Headley, Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Henry Lowood, Sabine MacCormack, David Quint, and Richard C. Simmons.

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Introduction Collection of articles dealing with the impact of America on Europe. Noting the many ways in which the European contact with native populations has been characterized (discovery ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Changing Definition of America
1
Perceptions of GrecoRoman
79
Petrarchism among the Discourses of Imperialism
130
Urheberrecht

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Silver Professor of History at New York University.

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