A New World of Animals: Early Modern Europeans on the Creatures of Iberian America

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 257 pages
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"This book traces the amazement of the first explorers and colonizers, the chronicles of soldiers and Indians, the 'natural histories of the New World', the place of animals in the network of economic interests driving the early expansion of Europe, the views of the missionaries and those of natural philosophers and physicians. Taking the reader from the Brazilian forests to the erudite cabinets of the Old World, from Patagonia to the centres of empire, the story of the discovery of the unexpected menagerie of the New World is also an exploration of Early Modern European imagination and learning."--BOOK JACKET.

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Miguel de Asua is Professor at Universidad Nacional de San Martin and member of the Consejo Nacional de Investigationes Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina.

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