ISBN-10:
082296080X
ISBN-13:
9780822960805
Pub. Date:
06/28/2010
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Nature in the New World: From Christopher Columbus to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Nature in the New World: From Christopher Columbus to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

by Antonello Gerbi, Jeremy MoyleAntonello Gerbi

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Overview

In Nature in the New World (translated 1985),Antonello Gerbiexamines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations.

Initial chapters are devoted to the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés, Verrazzano, and others. The second portion of the book concerns the Historia general y natural de las Indias of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, a work commissioned by Charles V of Spain in 1532 but not published in its entirety until the 1850s. Antonello Gerbi contends that Oviedo, a Spanish administrator who lived in Santo Domingo, has been unjustly neglected as a historian. Gerbi shows that Oviedo was a major authority on the culture, history, and conquest of the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822960805
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Antonello Gerbi (1904-1976) was a specialist on the history of political ideology and the author of several books, including The Dispute of the New World: The History of a Polemic, 1750-1900

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