Romans in a New World: Classical Models in Sixteenth-century Spanish America - History, Languages & Cultures of the Spanish & Portuguese Worlds (Paperback)
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Romans in a New World: Classical Models in Sixteenth-century Spanish America - History, Languages & Cultures of the Spanish & Portuguese Worlds (Paperback)

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Published: 30/04/2006
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Romans in a New World shows how the ancient Romans haunted the Spanish conquest of the New World. While the conquistadors themselves challenged the reputations of the Romans for incomparable military genius and daring, Spanish critics of the conquest launched a concerted assault upon two other prominent uses of ancient Rome as a model: as an exemplar of imperialistic motives and behavior fit for Christians to follow, and as a yardstick against which to measure the cultural level of the natives of the New World.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472031788
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

... an original and exciting contribution to our understanding of the history of Spain's conquest and colonization of America... a rich work of scholarship, which provides new insights, from a fresh perspective, on how early modern Europeans saw themselves and the 'Other'. - New York Review of Books ""This monumental work... begs for superlatives. It is sprawling and sweeping, yet disciplined and consequential, elegantly written and enormously erudite, but approachable and relevant."" - American Historical Review ""... essential reading for those who would understand the political language and culture of the early modern transatlantic world.... It is cogent, thorough, and convincing - a major work of intellectual history."" - Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin

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