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The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900

Author: Antonello Gerbi
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enlarged ed.View all editions and formats
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When Hegel described the Americas as an inferior continent, he was repeating a contention that inspired one of the most passionate debates of modern times. This provocative thesis drew heated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Gerbi, Antonello, 1904-1976.
Dispute of the New World.
[Pittsburgh] University of Pittsburgh Press [1973]
(OCoLC)643567767
Named Person: Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Cornelius Pauw; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Cornelius Pauw
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonello Gerbi
ISBN: 0822932504 9780822932505 9780822960812 0822960818
OCLC Number: 631841
Notes: Published in 1955 in Italy under title: La disputa del Nuovo Mondo: Storia di una polemica, 1750-1900.
Description: xviii, 700 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Buffon and the inferiority of the animal species in America --
2. Some figures of the Enlightenment --
3. De Pauw and the inferiority of the men of America --
4. European reactions to de Pauw --
5. The second phase of the dispute --
6. The reaction to de Pauw in Spanish America --
7. Hegel and his contemporaries --
8. The dispute's trivialization and obstinate vitality --
9. Supplements and digressions.
Responsibility: by Antonello Gerbi.

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