The Old World and the New: 1492-1650 / Edition 1

The Old World and the New: 1492-1650 / Edition 1

by J. H. Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521427096

ISBN-13: 9780521427098

Pub. Date: 04/01/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The impact of Europe on a newly-discovered world of America has long been a subject of historical fascination. Yet the impact of that discovery and conquest for the European conquering powers has traditionally received less attention. In this pioneering 1992 book J. H. Elliott set out to show how traditional European assumptions about geography, theology, history and…  See more details below

Overview

The impact of Europe on a newly-discovered world of America has long been a subject of historical fascination. Yet the impact of that discovery and conquest for the European conquering powers has traditionally received less attention. In this pioneering 1992 book J. H. Elliott set out to show how traditional European assumptions about geography, theology, history and the nature of man were challenged by the encounter with new lands and people; trading relationships around the world were affected by an influx of gold and silver imports from America; while politically, the sources of power were no longer confined to European territory. The 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery prompted renewed enquiry into the relationship of the Old World and the New; John Elliott's fascinating and now classic account is here reissued with a new foreword addressing the significance of the book's insights for a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521427098
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
876,787
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The uncertain impact; 2. The process of assimilation; 3. The new frontier; 4. The Atlantic world; Select bibliography; Index.

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