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The impact of Europe on the newly-discovered world of America has long been a subject of historical fascination. But the impact of that discovery and conquest for the European conquering powers has traditionally received less attention. In this pioneering 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 has 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 foreword addressing the significance of its insights for a new generation of readers.
  • ISBN13: 9780521427098
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1992
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00136
SeriesCanto Book
Publication DateFebruary 15, 2003
Primary CategoryTravel/Europe - General

The Old World and the New

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