The European Outthrust and Encounter: The First Phase C.1400-c.1700 : Essays in Tribute to David Beers Quinn on His 85th Birthday

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David B. Quinn, Cecil H. Clough, P. E. Hair, Paul Edward Hedley Hair
Liverpool University Press, 1994 - History - 348 pages
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For half a century David Beers Quinn wrote on the history of the early relationship between England and North America. This volume was presented in tribute to his meticulous and authoritative but cautious scholarship, on the occasion of his 85th birthday. It includes his "Reflections" on a lifetime of research, and his bibliography. But his interests in the early period of "the expansion of Europe" have never been limited to England or North America, and this volume accordingly takes as its theme the widest historical context of the subject and period, the whole European outthrust and encounter, in its first phase. Ten contributions by recognized scholars provide select exemplars, to serve as a stimulating introduction to this vast theme. Three overview essays deal with specific regions of the outthrust, chosen because of differences in outcome: Ethiopia, the Far East, and Siberia. The remaining essays consider specific episodes in localities ranging from Guayana to China, and their discursive echoes, and are essentially concerned with a leading feature of David Quinn’s scholarship, the discovery, examination and interpretation of sources. A preliminary essay discusses the theme and links the various contributions within a framework of critical generalization.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
The writings of D B Quinn
27
an interpretative essay
43
Ethiopia and Europe 12001650
77
The Portuguese in the Far East
97
Russian penetration into Siberia up to 1800
119
implications of a newlydiscovered text
141
Drake on the Pacific coast of North America
167
John Leys survey of aboriginal
191
Thevet and the English
225
A little Secret History
271
The New World and the Italian Renaissance
291
Index
329
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