Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

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Marvelous Possessions is a study of 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. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional ...

Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226306520

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Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World 1991, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World 1991, Clarendon Press

ISBN-13: 9780198123828

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