The German Discovery of the World: Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous

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Current historiography suggests that European nations regarded the New World as an inassimilable "other" that posed fundamental challenges to the accepted ideas of Renaissance culture. The German Discovery of the World presents a new interpretation that emphasizes the ways in which the new lands and peoples in Africa, Asia, and the Americas were imagined as comprehensible and familiar. In chapters dedicated to travel narratives, cosmography, commerce, and medical botany, Johnson examines how existing ideas and methods ...

The German Discovery of the World: Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous 2009, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813927343

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The German Discovery of the World: Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous 2008, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813927121

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