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Translating nature : cross-cultural histories of early modern science

Author: Jaime Marroquín Arredondo; Ralph Bauer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Early modern Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translating Nature recasts the era of early modern science as an age of translation across linguistic, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Contributors highlight the vital roles that Native  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaime Marroquín Arredondo; Ralph Bauer
ISBN: 9780812250930 0812250931
OCLC Number: 1078954791
Description: vi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : An age of translation / Ralph Bauer and Jaime Marroquín Arredondo --
Part I. Amerindian knowledge and Spain's New World --
ch. 1. Sighting and haunting of the South Sea : on Ponquiaco, Balboa, and what maps conceal / Juan Pimentel --
ch. 2. The method of Francisco Hernández : early modern science and the translation of Mesoamerica's natural history / Jaime Marroquín Arredondo --
ch. 3. Bernabé Cobo's inquiries in the natural world and native knowledge / Luis Millones Figueroa --
Part II. Amerindian knowledge in the Atlantic world --
ch. 4. Pictorial knowledge on the move : the translations of the Codex Mendoza / Daniela Bleichmar --
ch. 5. The Quetzal takes flight : microhistory, Mesoamerican knowledge, and early modern natural history / Marcy Norton --
ch. 6. Local linguistics and indigenous cosmologies of the early eighteenth-century Atlantic world / Sarah Rivett --
Part III. American nature and the politics of translation --
ch. 7. The crucible of the tropics : alchemy, translation, and the English discovery of America / Ralph Bauer --
ch. 8. Flora's fate : Spanish materia medica in manuscript / John Slater --
ch. 9. New worlds, ancient theories : reshaping climate theory in the early colonial Atlantic / Sara Miglietti --
Part IV. Translation in the transoceanic Enlightenment --
ch. 10. Columbian circulations in the North Atlantic world : François-Madeleine Vallée in eighteenth-century Île Royale / Christopher Parsons --
ch. 11. Native engravings on the global Enlightenment : Pedro Murillo Velarde's sea map and historical geography of the Spanish Philippines / Ruth Hill --
Afterword: Lost in translation / William Eamon.
Series Title: Early modern Americas.
Responsibility: edited by Jaime Marroquín Arredondo and Ralph Bauer.

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