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How Florence invented America : Vespucci, Verrazzano, & Mazzei and their contribution to the conception of the New World

Author: Giancarlo Masini; Iacopo Gori
Publisher: New York : Marsilio Publishers : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, ©1998.
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Three Florentines-Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verazzano, and Filippo Mazzei-made indispensable contributions to America's "discovery" and to the democratic ideals upon which the republic was founded. Vespucci and Verrazano, two representatives of the Renaissance, supplied the geographic conceptualization and detailed surveys of the new continent. Filippo Mazzei, a key figure of the Enlightenment, had an extensive  Read more...
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Masini, Giancarlo.
How Florence invented America.
New York : Marsilio Publishers : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, ©1998
(OCoLC)607133507
Named Person: Amerigo Vespucci; Giovanni da Verrazzano; Filippo Mazzei; Filippo Mazzei; Giovanni da Verrazzano; Amerigo Vespucci
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giancarlo Masini; Iacopo Gori
ISBN: 1568860609 9781568860602
OCLC Number: 39875204
Description: vii, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. I. A Letter That Changed The World --
Ch. II. From the Land of Chianti to New York --
Ch. III. Liberty's Messenger.
Other Titles: L'America fu concepita a Firenze.
Responsibility: Giancarlo Masini with Iacopo Gori.

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Three Florentines-Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verazzano, and Filippo Mazzei-made indispensable contributions to America's "discovery" and to the democratic ideals upon which the republic was founded. Vespucci and Verrazano, two representatives of the Renaissance, supplied the geographic conceptualization and detailed surveys of the new continent. Filippo Mazzei, a key figure of the Enlightenment, had an extensive correspondence with Thomas Jefferson, which was crucial to him in his formalization of the concept of constitutional democracy. As Giancarlo Masini and Iacopo Gori show these three sons of Florence demonstrate a unique link between Italian culture and the destiny of the United States.

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