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Discovery of Mankind Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus

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ISBN-10: 0300158211

ISBN-13: 9780300158212

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Abulafia

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The first landings in the Atlantic World generated striking and terrifying impressions of unknown peoples who were entirely foreign to anything in European explorers' experience. From the first recorded encounters with the native inhabitants of the Canary Islands in 1341 to Columbus's explorations in 1492 and Cabral's discovery of Brazil in 1500, western Europeans struggled to make sense of the existence of the peoples they met. Were they Adam's children, of a common lineage with the peoples of the Old World, or were they a separate creation, the monstrous races of medieval legend? Should they govern themselves? Did they have the right to be free? Did they know God? Could they know God?…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English