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.
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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745683683

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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.
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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 Journal
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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).
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