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Author Wey Gómez, Nicolás

Title The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies / Nicolás Wey Gómez
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 592 pages :) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology
Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Contents Introduction : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies -- Machina mundi : the moral authority of place in the early transatlantic encounter -- Columbus and the open geography of the ancients -- The meaning of India in pre-Columbian Europe -- From place to colonialism in the Aristotelian tradition -- En la parte del sol : Iberia's invention of the Afro-Indian tropics, 1434-1494 -- Between Cathay and a hot place : reorienting the Asia-America debate -- The tropics of empire in Columbus's Diario
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-568) and index
Notes Print version
In ACLS Humanities E-Book
Subject Columbus, Christopher -- Knowledge -- Geography
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280 -- Knowledge -- Geography
Ailly, Pierre d', 1350-1420? -- Knowledge -- Geography
Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566 -- Knowledge -- Geography
Ailly, Pierre d', 1350-1420?
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280
Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566
Columbus, Christopher
Geography, Medieval.
Discoveries in geography.
Navigation -- History.
Discoveries in geography
Discoveries in geography -- Spanish
Geography, Medieval
Intellectual life
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
Tropics -- Geography
Europe -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN 0262232642