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The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies

著者: Nicolás Wey Gómez
出版商: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
丛书: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
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"Everyone knows that in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic, seeking a new route to the East. Few note, however, that Columbus's intention was also to sail south, to the tropics. In The Tropics of Empire, Nicolas Wey Gomez rewrites the geographical history of the discovery of the Americas, casting it as part of Europe's reawakening to the natural and human resources of the South. Wey Gomez  再读一些...
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Wey Gómez, Nicolás.
Tropics of empire.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609317953
提及的人: Christopher Columbus; Albertus, Magnus Saint; Pierre d' Ailly; Bartolomé de las Casas; Cristóbal Colón; Cristoforo Colombo; Pierre d' Ailly; Albertus, Magnus Saint; Bartolomé de las Casas; Christopher Columbus
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文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Nicolás Wey Gómez
ISBN: 9780262232647 0262232642
OCLC号码: 137222779
描述: xxiv, 592 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
内容: Introduction : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies --
Machina mundi : the moral authority of place in the early transatlantic encounter --
Columbus and the open geography of the ancients --
The meaning of India in pre-Columbian Europe --
From place to colonialism in the Aristotelian tradition --
En la parte del sol : Iberia's invention of the Afro-Indian tropics, 1434-1494 --
Between Cathay and a hot place : reorienting the Asia-America debate --
The tropics of empire in Columbus's Diario.
丛书名: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
责任: Nicolás Wey Gómez.
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A radical revision of the geographical history of the discovery of the Americas that links Columbus's southbound route with colonialism, slavery, and today's divide between the industrialized North  再读一些...

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This work is a significant milestone in the study of Christopher Columbus, his psyche, and the academic pursuit of history in general. -- Clinton R. Long, Fordham University The European Legacy [A] 再读一些...

 
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