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Ceremonies of possession in Europe's conquest of the New World, 1492-1640

Author: Patricia Seed
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 1996 comparative history exploring the significance of ceremonies performed by the western imperial powers to mark their territorial possession of the New World.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seed, Patricia.
Ceremonies of possession in Europe's conquest of the New World, 1492-1640.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
(DLC) 95008447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Seed
ISBN: 0521497485 9780521497480 0521497574 9780521497572
OCLC Number: 317460328
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction; 1. Houses, gardens, and fences: signs of English possession in the New World; 2. Ceremonies: the theatrical rituals of French political possession; 3. The requirement: a protocol for conquest; 4. 'A New Sky and New Stars': Arabic and Hebrew science, Portuguese seamanship, and the discovery of America; 5. Sailing in the wake of the Portuguese; Conclusion: the habits of history.
Responsibility: Patricia Seed.

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