Mapping the Renaissance World

Mapping the Renaissance World : The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery

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This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 216 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745683673
  • 9780745683676

Table of contents

Translator's Preface. Introduction: Renaissance and Cosmography. 1. The Cosmographical Model. 2. Ancient Lessons: A Bookish Orient. 3. Mythologics: The Invention of Brazil. 4. Mythologics II: Amazons and Monarchs. 5. Cartographics: An Experience of the World and an Experiment on the World. Epilogue: The End of Cosmography. Appendices. Notes. Index.show more

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'Frank Lestringant's remarkable book, first published in French in 1991, is a hugely impressive accomplishment.' Progress in Human Geography 'Given Lestringant's previous work in this area, they can expect an important and informative book; they will not be disappointed.' Sixteenth Century Journalshow more

About Frank Lestringant

Frank Lestringant is a leading authority of humanism and on the age of discovery. His previous books include Andre Thevet, Cosmographe des Derniers Valois (Droz, 1991) and Le Huguenot et le Sauvage (Klincksieck, 1990).show more

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