Mapping the Renaissance World / Edition 1

Mapping the Renaissance World / Edition 1

by Frank Lestringant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745611478

ISBN-13: 9780745611471

Pub. Date: 09/25/1994

Publisher: Wiley

This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery.

Overview

This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745611471
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/25/1994
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface.

Introduction: Renaissance and Cosmography.

1. The Cosmographical Model.

2. Ancient Lessons: A Bookish Orient.

3. Mythologics: The Invention of Brazil.

4. Mythologics II: Amazons and Monarchs.

5. Cartographics: An Experience of the World and an Experiment on the World.

Epilogue: The End of Cosmography.

Appendices.

Notes.

Index.

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