Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

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Clarendon Press, 1992 - America - 202 pages
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This study examines the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World.
 

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Contents

From the Dome of the Rock
26
Marvelous Possessions
52
Kidnapping Language
86
The GoBetween
150
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An extremely important literary critic, Stephen Greenblatt is the author of Shakespearean Negotiations (OUP/University of California Press, 1988; Clarendon Paperbacks, 1990), which won the 1988 James Russell Lowell Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association of America. His other works include Learning to Curse (Routledge, 1990), Renaissance Self-Fashioning (University of Chicago Press, 1980), and Sir Walter Ralegh (Yale UP,1973).

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