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Marvelous Possessions

The Wonder of the New World

Marvelous Possessions( )
Author: Greenblatt, Stephen
ISBN:978-0-226-30652-0
Publication Date:Oct 1992
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the...
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Book Details
Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: History / Native American
History / Europe / General
History / Expeditions & Discoveries
Social Science / Archaeology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.82 Pounds
Author Biography
Greenblatt, Stephen (Author)
Stephen Greenblatt is a literary critic, theorist and scholar.

He is the author of Three Modern Satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley (1965); Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare (1980); Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture (1990); Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies (1992); The Norton Shakespeare (1997); Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2004); Shakespeare's Freedom (2010); and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2011).

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