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New Worlds, Ancient Texts

The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

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$44.00 • £35.95 • €39.50

ISBN 9780674618763

Publication Date: 03/15/1995

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296 pages

8 x 9-1/4 inches

75 halftones

Belknap Press

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Grafton’s book is about the identity of the Americas—an identity hewn out of intellectual conflict, just as much as military or political conflict.—David McKitterick, The New York Times Book Review

In his eloquent disquisition…Grafton demonstrates his mastery of the world of the Renaissance text and his skills as a historian of scholarship, scholarly processes, and intellectual debates.—Larry Ceplair, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Beautifully presented and delightful to read. Grafton’s prose has a rare combination of qualities, smooth-flowing and hard-hitting… The concentrated power, the broad erudition, the impeccable aim which characterize Grafton’s vignettes are enviable.—Felipe Fernández-Armesto, London Review of Books

Grafton is massively erudite and scrupulous as a scholar; at the same time he has command of a relaxed narrative style: his book about the reconfiguration of knowledge in Renaissance Europe is aimed at the general reader and no doubt finds its mark.—Mary Baine Campbell, Arion

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