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Letters from a new world : Amerigo Vespucci's Discovery of America

作者: Amerigo Vespucci; Christopher Columbus; Luciano Formisano; Bartolomé de las Casas
出版商: New York : Marsilio, ©1992.
叢書: Marsilio classics.
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What caused renaissance geographers in 1507 to name the newly discovered continent America, in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, instead of, say, Columbia? The six letters of Vespucci, published in Letters From a New World, convinced Europe of the momentous truth that earlier had eluded Columbus - Columbus had not reached Asia, but a New World, a new continent between Europe and Asia that would bear the name of America.
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類型/形式: Correspondance
Early accounts to 1600
Récits avant 1600
其他的實體格式: Online version:
Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512.
Letters from a new world.
New York : Marsilio, c1992
(OCoLC)622862660
提及的人: Amerigo Vespucci; Amerigo Vespucci; Amerigo Vespucci
資料類型: 傳記
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Amerigo Vespucci; Christopher Columbus; Luciano Formisano; Bartolomé de las Casas
ISBN: 0941419622 9780941419628 0941419630 9780941419635
OCLC系統控制編碼: 27209298
注意: Appendix includes other texts including a letter of Christopher Columbus and excerpts from Las Casas's History of the Indies.
描述: xli, 214 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill., maps, port., facsims. ; 22 cm.
内容: Foreword / Garry Wills --
Introduction / Luciano Formisano --
Chronology --
Letters of Amerigo Vespucci. Letter I to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter II to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter III to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter IV Ridolfi Fragment. Letter V Mundus Novus. Letter VI Letter to Soderini --
App. A Letter of Columbus to his son concerning Vespucci --
App. B Letter of naturalization of Vespucci --
App. C Letter of appointment of Vespucci as "Pilot Major" --
App. D Excerpts from Waldseemuller's Cosmographiae Introductio --
App. E Excerpts from Las Casas's History of the Indies --
App. F Excerpts from Navarrete's Coleccion de los viajes.
叢書名: Marsilio classics.
其他題名: Mundus novus.
Amerigo Vespucci's discovery of America
責任: edited and with an introduction by Luciano Formisano ; foreword by Garry Wills ; translated by David Jacobson.

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What caused renaissance geographers in 1507 to name the newly discovered continent America, in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, instead of, say, Columbia? The six letters of Vespucci, published in Letters From a New World, convinced Europe of the momentous truth that earlier had eluded Columbus - Columbus had not reached Asia, but a New World, a new continent between Europe and Asia that would bear the name of America. Vespucci's reports contain the astonished and bewildered observations of a man who first made sense of places and things that were, at the time, unimaginable. While Vespucci's voyages are not legendary, his reports of the New World are.

Amerigo Vespucci (1452-1512) grew up in Florence during its heyday, in the company of genius - Machiavelli, Vasari and Botticelli. A member of the professional class, he was a scholar, scientist, diplomat, and master of self-promotion. Devoted to serving the Medici banking interests and the courts of Europe, Vespucci traveled as a pilot on the voyages of others, never leading his own, but claiming that some were his own. Despite the controversy surrounding his claims, he ended his career as Chief Pilot for the Spanish crown, a far cry from the disgrace and imprisonment that marked Columbus's final years.

The letters of Amerigo Vespucci, one of the founding texts in the history of modern America, are published here in their entirety for the first time in the English language. A selection of renaissance texts, including a letter by Christopher Columbus and excerpts from Bartolome de Las Casas's History of the Indies, provides further insight into the debate around the Florentine navigator's letters. A foreword by Garry Wills puts the debate in perspective for the contemporary reader.

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