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The worldmakers : global imagining in early modern Europe

Author: Ayesha Ramachandran
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayesha Ramachandran
ISBN: 9780226288796 022628879X
OCLC Number: 945720557
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : worldmaking and the project of modernity --
Mapping the body, mapping the world : Mercator's Atlas --
On cosmographic autobiography : Montaigne's Essais --
Cosmic politics : the worldly epics of Camões and Spenser --
Cartesian romance : universal origins and Le monde --
"This pendant world" : creating Miltonic modernity --
Epilogue : from cosmography to cosmopolitanism.
Other Titles: Global imagining in early modern Europe
Responsibility: Ayesha Ramachandran.
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