New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery,

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery, -

Describing an era of exploration during the Renaissance that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. What Grafton recounts is a war of ideas fought by mariners, scientists, publishers, ...

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