The Old World and the New: 1492–1650

January 31, 1992|
The Old World and the New: 1492–1650 by J. H. Elliott
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The impact of Europe on a newly-discovered world of America has long been a subject of historical fascination. Yet the impact of that discovery and conquest for the European conquering powers has traditionally received less attention. In this pioneering 1992 book J. H. Elliott set out to show how traditional European assumptions about geography, theology, history and the nature of man were challenged by the encounter with new lands and people; trading relationships around the world were affected by an influx of gold and silver imports from America; while politically, the sources of power were no longer confined to European territory. The 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery prompted renewed enquiry into the relationship of the Old World and the New; John Elliott's fascinating and now classic account is here reissued with a new foreword addressing the significance of the book's insights for a new generation of readers.
J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford.
Title:The Old World and the New: 1492–1650
Product dimensions:136 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:136 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Published:January 31, 1992
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521427098

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