ISBN-10:
0754607798
ISBN-13:
9780754607793
Pub. Date:
09/30/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
A New World of Animals: Early Modern Europeans on the Creatures of Iberian America / Edition 1

A New World of Animals: Early Modern Europeans on the Creatures of Iberian America / Edition 1

by Miguel de Asua, Roger French
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ISBN-13: 9780754607793
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Miguel de Asúa is Professor at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin and member of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina. Dr Roger French was formerly in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; The unexpected menagerie of the New World; Soldiers and Amerindians; The new histories of the New World; Joyful and profitable news from the New World. Animals, medicine and commerce; Learned missionaries and Jesuit scholars; New World animals and shifting conceptions of natural history; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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