America Magica: When Renaissance Europe Thought it had Conquered Paradise / Edition 2

America Magica: When Renaissance Europe Thought it had Conquered Paradise / Edition 2

by Jean-Marc De Beer, Jorge Magasich-Airola
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843312921

ISBN-13: 9781843312925

Pub. Date: 07/01/2007

Publisher: Anthem Press

An enthralling account of the conflicting experiences of discovering the New World, drawing upon the intriguing tales of early discovery and amazing illustrations of the day. The authors invoke the unique exhilaration of exploration, investigating the conflict between the ambitious idealism and harsh realities that have always characterized and torn the country.

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An enthralling account of the conflicting experiences of discovering the New World, drawing upon the intriguing tales of early discovery and amazing illustrations of the day. The authors invoke the unique exhilaration of exploration, investigating the conflict between the ambitious idealism and harsh realities that have always characterized and torn the country. After all, did people not go to America in search of both the Garden of Eden and the tribes of the damned?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843312925
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Anthem Studies in Travel
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by David Abulafia; Preface; Introduction; In Search of the Earthly Paradise; On the Threshold of Paradise; King Solomon’s Mines in America; The Realms of Gold; The Indomitable Amazons; The Legendary Isles of the Ocean Sea; Wondrous Creatures; The Patagonian Giants; Epilogue; Notes; References; Index

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