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European Encounters with the New World By A. R. Pagden

European Encounters with the New World
by A. R. Pagden

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Examines the way in which Europeans interpreted their encounters with America from the time of Columbus to the 18th century. Pagden explores the strategies used by Columbus and early chroniclers to describe America and looks at how 17th- and 18th-century Europeans reacted to these descriptions.
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European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism by A. R. Pagden

For more than three centuries after Columbus' 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 interpreted these encounters with America. Pagden explores the strategies used by Columbus and the early chroniclers of America to describe a continent and its inhabitants so unfamiliar to Europeans. He looks at how, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Europeans reacted in different ways to these descriptions. Some, like the Prussian explorer and naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt, declared that scientific understanding before the ocean voyages had advanced by slow steps and that encounters with America had invigorated Europeans, while others argued against the process of colonization and acculturation in the Americas. In an exploration of these and other responses, Pagden throws light on the intellectual consequences of Europe's encounter with the Americas.

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Table of Contents


Introduction 1. The Principle of Attachment 2. The Autoptic Imagination 3. The Receding Horizon 4. The Savage Decomposed 5. Domestic Tigers in the Jungle.

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GOR008246712
European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism by A. R. Pagden
A. R. Pagden
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Yale University Press
1993-01-04
224
0300052855
9780300052855
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