9780674618763-0674618769-New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

ISBN-13: 9780674618763
ISBN-10: 0674618769
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Grafton, Anthony
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674618763
ISBN-10: 0674618769
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Grafton, Anthony
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Grafton, Anthony wrote New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery comprising 296 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674618769 and 9780674618763. Since then New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.44 or rent at the marketplace.

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Describing an era of exploration during the Renaissance that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. What Anthony Grafton recounts is a war of ideas fought by mariners, scientists, publishers, and rulers over a period of 150 years. In colorful vignettes, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional notions of the world beyond Europe.

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