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

ISBN: 9781322068800

Published: August 22nd 2014

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481 pages


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

Nature in the New World: From Christopher Columbus to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo by Antonello Gerbi
August 22nd 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 481 pages | ISBN: 9781322068800 | 3.21 Mb

In Nature in the New World (translated 1985), Antonello Gerbi examines 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 creaturesMoreIn Nature in the New World (translated 1985), Antonello Gerbi examines 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, Cortes, Verrazzano, and others. The second portion of the book concerns the Historia general y natural de las Indias of Gonzalo Fernandez 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.



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