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The Resource The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900, by Antonello Gerbi ; translated by Jeremy Moyle

The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900, by Antonello Gerbi ; translated by Jeremy Moyle

Label
The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900
Title
The dispute of the New World
Title remainder
the history of a polemic, 1750-1900
Statement of responsibility
by Antonello Gerbi ; translated by Jeremy Moyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1904-1976
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Gerbi, Antonello
Dewey number
917.300722
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
E18.75
LC item number
.G3713 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • America
  • America
  • Literature
  • America
Summary expansion
When Hegel described the Americas as an inferior continent, he was repeating a contention that inspired one of the most passionate debates of modern times. Originally formulated by the eminent natural scientist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and expanded by the Prussian encyclopedist Cornelius de Pauw, this provocative thesis drew heated responses from politicians, philosophers, publicists, and patriots on both sides of the Atlantic. The ensuing polemic reached its apex in the latter decades of the eighteenth century and is far from extinct today.<br /><br />Translated in 1973,<i>The Dispute of the New World</i>is the definitive study of this debate. Antonello Gerbi scrutinizes each contribution to the debate, unravels the complex arguments, and reveals their inner motivations. As the story of the polemic unfolds, moving through many disciplines that include biology, economics, anthropology, theology, geophysics, and poetry, it becomes clear that the subject at issue is nothing less than the totality of the Old World versus the New, and how each viewed the other at a vital turning point in history
Label
The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900, by Antonello Gerbi ; translated by Jeremy Moyle
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Publication
Note
Translation copyright: 1973. Originally published in 1955 under title: La disputa del Nuovo Mondo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-669) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889552794
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 700 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322068626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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638113
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889552794
Label
The dispute of the New World : the history of a polemic, 1750-1900, by Antonello Gerbi ; translated by Jeremy Moyle
Publication
Note
Translation copyright: 1973. Originally published in 1955 under title: La disputa del Nuovo Mondo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-669) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889552794
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 700 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322068626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
638113
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889552794

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