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The Resource The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter : imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages, Elizabeth Moore Willingham

The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter : imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages, Elizabeth Moore Willingham

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The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter : imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages
Title
The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter
Title remainder
imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Moore Willingham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With his Letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with those 'new' lands and their inhabitants that continues today. Columbus's epistolary announcement travelled from country to country in a late-medieval media event--and the rest, as has been observed, is history. The Letter has long been the object of speculation concerning its authorship and intention: British historian Cecil Jane questions whether Columbus could read and write prior to the first voyage while Demetrio Ramos argues that King Ferdinand and a minister composed the Letter and had it printed in the Spanish folio. The Letter has figured in studies of Spanish imperialism and of discovery and colonial period history, but it also offers insights into Columbus's passions and motives as he reinvents himself and retails his vision of Peter Martyr's Novus orbis to men and women for whom Columbus was as unknown as the places he claimed to have visited. The central feature of the book is its annotated variorum edition of the Spanish Letter, together with an annotated English translation and word and name glossaries"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willingham, Elizabeth M.
Dewey number
970.01/5092
Index
index present
LC call number
E115.3
LC item number
.W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Columbus, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • America
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Discovery and exploration, Spanish
  • Explorers
  • America
  • Spain
Label
The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter : imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages, Elizabeth Moore Willingham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Aims and apparatus -- An introduction to Columbus's letter -- Discovery and commerce : a letter in folio -- A slippery job : identifying the folio's printer -- Lasting impressions : the initial and the types -- The letter goes abroad : the Roman connection -- Lost, found, and yet undiscovered : peninsular quartos -- Manuscripts : real and imagined -- Reading the Variorum -- A Variorum edition of the Spanish folio -- Debriefing : ink and paper, men, and stemma -- An English translation of the folio -- Parsing the reading -- Columbus and his apocalyptic letter -- Guide to abbreviations, frequent short references, proper names and symbols -- Glossary -- Publications of the Columbus letter -- Incunabula and early sixteenth-century books cited
Control code
904800639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
Isbn
9781845197001
Lccn
2014037593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904800639
Label
The mythical Indies and Columbus's apocalyptic letter : imagining the Americas in the late Middle Ages, Elizabeth Moore Willingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Foreword: Aims and apparatus -- An introduction to Columbus's letter -- Discovery and commerce : a letter in folio -- A slippery job : identifying the folio's printer -- Lasting impressions : the initial and the types -- The letter goes abroad : the Roman connection -- Lost, found, and yet undiscovered : peninsular quartos -- Manuscripts : real and imagined -- Reading the Variorum -- A Variorum edition of the Spanish folio -- Debriefing : ink and paper, men, and stemma -- An English translation of the folio -- Parsing the reading -- Columbus and his apocalyptic letter -- Guide to abbreviations, frequent short references, proper names and symbols -- Glossary -- Publications of the Columbus letter -- Incunabula and early sixteenth-century books cited
Control code
904800639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
Isbn
9781845197001
Lccn
2014037593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904800639

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