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    DescriptionThe discovery of the Indies, wrote Francisco Lopez de Gomara in 1552, was "the greatest event since the creation of the world, excepting the Incarnation and Death of Him who created it." Five centuries have not diminished either the overwhelming importance or the strangeness of the early encounter between Europeans and American peoples. This collection of essays, encompassing history, literary criticism, art history, and anthropology, offers a fresh and innovative approach to the momentous encounter.

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    New World Encounters
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    Edited by Stephen J. Greenblatt
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520080218
    ISBN 10: 0520080211

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    LC classification: E141.N48 1, E141 .N48 1993
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    Edition statement
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2004
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    Author Information
    Stephen Greenblatt is The Class of 1932 Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Two of his publications, Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and Representing the English Renaissance (of which he is the editor) are available in paperback from California. His most recent book is Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991).
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    "Refreshing and gratifying. . . . The epics of the Pueblos' resistance, the Aztec poetry before and after the conquest, and the ritual of "toqui oncoy show the complexity of the means for survival developed throughout the Americas, from New Mexico to the Andes."--Jaime Concha, University of California, San Diego"Many of these essays form the cutting edge of scholarship on the expansion of Europe and its cultural consequences. Visual evidence, much of it unfamiliar, is deftly integrated into the textual analysis. . . . This work is so solid, so elegantly presented, and at the same time so innovative that the book should attract considerable attention and remain in use for a long time."--Anthony Grafton, author of "Defenders of the Text
    Table of contents
    CONTRIBUTORS: Stephen Greenblatt Margarita Zamora Inga Clendinnen Rolena Adorno Anthony Pagden Sabine MacCormack Frank Lestringant David Damrosch Sara Castro-Klaren Louis Montrose Mary C. Fuller David Quint Jeffrey Knapp Luce Giard Michel de Certeau