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The Resource The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus, David Abulafia

The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus, David Abulafia

Label
The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus
Title
The discovery of mankind
Title remainder
Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus
Statement of responsibility
David Abulafia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emphasizing contact between peoples rather than the discovery of lands, and using archaeological findings as well as eye-witness accounts, David Abulafia explores the social lives of the inhabitants of the Atlantic World, the motivations and tensions of the first transactions and the swift transmutation of wonder to vicious exploitation. Lucid, readable and scrupulous, this is a work of humane engagement with a period in which a tragically violent standard was set for European conquest of the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abulafia, David
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E101
LC item number
.A28 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Public opinion
  • Acculturation
  • Culture conflict
  • America
  • Canary Islands
  • Caribbean Area
  • Latin America
Label
The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus, David Abulafia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Mental horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the imagination. Finding people from other worlds -- Wild men and wanderers -- Images of Asia -- pt. 2. Eastern horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the eastern Atlantic. Innocence and wildness in the Canary Islands, 1341-1400 -- The Canary Islanders, 1341-1496 -- Rights of dominion, 1341-1496 -- Quarrelsome conquerors, 1402-44 -- Gold and slaves, 1444-96 -- pt. 3. Western horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the western Atlantic. From the Old Canaries to the New Canaries, 1492 -- Taínos and Caribs -- Turtles, shamans and snorting tubes -- Cuba = Cipangu = Japan, 1492 -- La Navidad, 1492-3 -- First news of the New World, 1493 -- Into the Caribbean, 1493-4 -- Misrule in Hispaniola, 1494-6 -- The project unravels, 1497-8 -- Columbus eclipsed, 1498-1506 -- pt. 4. Southern horizons : the peoples and shores of Atlantic South America. Vespucci's tabloid journalism, 1497-1504 -- The land of the Holy Cross, 1500 -- The realm of King Arosca, 1505 -- A compulsory voluntary 'requirement', 1511-20 -- The Renaissance discovery of man
Control code
144768605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300125825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)144768605
Label
The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus, David Abulafia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Mental horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the imagination. Finding people from other worlds -- Wild men and wanderers -- Images of Asia -- pt. 2. Eastern horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the eastern Atlantic. Innocence and wildness in the Canary Islands, 1341-1400 -- The Canary Islanders, 1341-1496 -- Rights of dominion, 1341-1496 -- Quarrelsome conquerors, 1402-44 -- Gold and slaves, 1444-96 -- pt. 3. Western horizons : the peoples, islands and shores of the western Atlantic. From the Old Canaries to the New Canaries, 1492 -- Taínos and Caribs -- Turtles, shamans and snorting tubes -- Cuba = Cipangu = Japan, 1492 -- La Navidad, 1492-3 -- First news of the New World, 1493 -- Into the Caribbean, 1493-4 -- Misrule in Hispaniola, 1494-6 -- The project unravels, 1497-8 -- Columbus eclipsed, 1498-1506 -- pt. 4. Southern horizons : the peoples and shores of Atlantic South America. Vespucci's tabloid journalism, 1497-1504 -- The land of the Holy Cross, 1500 -- The realm of King Arosca, 1505 -- A compulsory voluntary 'requirement', 1511-20 -- The Renaissance discovery of man
Control code
144768605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300125825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)144768605

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