Humanism and America: An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500-1625 - Ideas in Context (Hardback)Andrew Fitzmaurice (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
'... a new and thoroughly historicist view of early English colonization ... Fitzmaurice demonstrates that humanism was the primary lens through which the English understood the promises and terms of establishing colonies in the Americas ... Humanism and America is an intellectual history of the first order. Its influence on the historiography should be profound and it is especially important within the field of intellectual history because it demonstrates so convincingly the significance of humanism as an intellectual movement that influenced society and politics in England.' Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
"This short book is packed with ideas.... Highly recommended." Choice
"A pioneering study of Renaissance Humanism's effect upon the English colonies of the New World." Renaissance Quarterly
"This is an enlightening book, and it is both compliment and criticism to say that I would it had been longer." Robert M. Bliss, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Journal of American History History
"This volume is a must for the understanding of the impact of humanist values on the development of English colonization in the New World." Renaissance Quarterly
"...a very good account of the ideology behind a large unsucessful series of colonial ventures not yet part of the inexorable sweep to the British Empire." Journal of Modern History Lesley B. Cormack, University of Alberta
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