America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., 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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The Changing Definition of America
1
America and the Rewriting of World History
33
AMERICA REFLECTED IN EUROPE
73
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Über den Autor (1995)

Karen Ordahl Kupperman is professor of history at the University of Connecticut and author of "Settling with the Indians: The Meeting of English and Indian Cultures in America, 1580-1640" and "Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony".

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