This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The intrepid dreamers of Renaissance Europe were gripped by a desire to conquer the Americas. Indeed, many were convinced that they would be greeted by shores of gold when they arrived at this El Dorado.The New World may have brought with it great hope but, as the author explores, such hopes quickly turned to greed when the unimaginable fertility of the land was discovered. However, the Europeans had not expected to encounter the noble tribes of natives; rather, they had anticipated a land of savages whom they could easily domesticate.The author views this intense desire to reap America as a mirror of ancient myths and also a reflection of the social instability and avaricious urges that bubbled beneath the surface of renaissance Europe.At a time when the problems of imperialism are still felt today, this book offers us a chance to understand the contradictory desires that the country was built on; this fascinating work explores the conflict between the ambitious idealism and commercial incentives that have always characterized and torn America. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: An enthralling account of the conflicting experiences of discovering the New World, drawing upon the intriguing tales of early discovery and amazing illustrations of the day. The authors invoke the unique exhilaration of exploration, investigating the conflict between the ambitious idealism and harsh realities that have always characterized and torn the country. After all, did people not go to America in search of both the Garden of Eden and the tribes of the damned?
The myths of the Old World transposed to the New, ‘America Magica’ is an extraordinary tale of exploration and imagination.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Anthem Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 2394385
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. America Magica: When Europe Conquered Paradise (Anthem World History). Codice libro della libreria Grb1346625
Descrizione libro Anthem Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111843311860