New Worlds, Ancient Texts The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery
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Description: Describing an era of exploration during the Renaissance that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. What Grafton recounts is a war of ideas fought by mariners, scientists, publishers, and rulers over a period of 150 years. In colorful vignettes, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional notions of the world beyond Europe.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/1995
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
April Shelford is a graduate student in history at Princeton University.
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