New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery (Paperback)Anthony Grafton (author), April Shelford (with), Nancy Siraisi (with)
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 235 x 203 mm
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, 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, 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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