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The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

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Ayesha Ramachandran tells a new story about a familiar phenomenon: how "the world" as a cultural key word was reimagined in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Before "the world" in its totality as seen from the Moon became an undisputed fact, how did European philosophers, scientists, mapmakers, and writers imagine an all-encompassing global vision in the wake of their encounter with the New World. "The Worldmakers" moves beyond histories of globalization to explore how "the world" itself--variously understood as an ...

The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe 2015, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226288796

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