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A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820

A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820

by John K. Thornton
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ISBN-13: 9780521727341
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 484,469
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John K. Thornton is Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University. He is the author of Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500–1800 (1999) and Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400–1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1992, 1998) and the co-author of Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585–1660 (Cambridge University Press, 2007) with Linda M. Heywood.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Atlantic Background: 1. The foundation of the Atlantic world, 1250–1600; Part II. Three Atlantic Worlds: 2. The European background; 3. The African background; 4. The American world, 1450–1700; Part III. The Nature of Encounter and its Aftermath: 5. Conquest; 6. Colonization; 7. Contact; Part IV. Culture Transition and Change: 8. Transfer and retention in language; 9. Aesthetic change; 10. Religious stability and change; 11. The revolutionary moment in the Atlantic.

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