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European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism

 
 
 
 
European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism
Author: Anthony Pagden
ISBN 13: 9780300059502
ISBN 10: 300059507
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1994-03-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $24.00
 
 

For more than three centuries after Columbus's voyages to America, Europeans pondered how the Old World's encounters with the New World affected European sensibilities and intellectual horizons. In this book Anthony Pagden examines some of the varied ways in which Europeans such-as the Prussian explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, French philosophe Denis Diderot, and German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder-interpreted these encounters with America.

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Explores how Europeans interpreted their encounters with the New World, beginning with Columbus's strategies for coming to terms with the startling unfamiliarity, through the widely held view that the encounter forever altered the course of European history, to the adoption of Native American views of Europe that led to a fierce attack on colonization and imperialism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)