"Marvelous Possessions is a book about the most extraordinary cross-cultural encounter in history." So begins Stephen Greenblatt's new Introduction to his 1991 study of how Europeans and Native Americans experienced the European "discovery," of a New World. Pointing to fantasies of meeting aliens from other planets in movies like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Greenblatt argues that they, too, describe our ability to blend astonishment with blind greed when faced with an entirely new and different civilization. Rich ...

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

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