America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman
UNC Press Books, 1995 - History - 428 pages
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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
  

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Introduction Collection of articles dealing with the impact of America on Europe. Noting the many ways in which the European contact with native populations has been characterized (discovery ... Read full review

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Contents

THE CHANGING DEFINITION OF AMERICA
1
America and the Rewriting of World History
33
FROM RICHARD HAKLUYT TO WILLIAM ROBERTSON
52
PERCEPTIONS OF GRECOROMAN AND AMERINDIAN PAGANISM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
79
Petrarchism among the Discourses of Imperialism
130
A Reconsideration of Montaignes Des cannibales
166
The Holy See and the Conversion of the Indians in French and British North America 14861760
195
Campanella America and World Evangelization
243
The New World and the European Catalog of Nature
295
The Collecting of American Indian Artifacts in Europe 14931750
324
Americana in British Books 16211760
361
THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW REVISITED
391
Conference Program
409
Contributors
411
Index
413
Copyright

The Beehive as a Model for Colonial Design
272

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Her books include Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony and Captain John Smith: A Select Edition of His Writings.

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