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作者 Bauer, Ralph, 1965- author
書名 The alchemy of conquest : science, religion, and the secrets of the New World / Ralph Bauer
出版項 Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780813942544 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813942568 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780813942551 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  E141 .B25 2019    在架上    30610020612255
說明 xvi, 649 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Writng the early Americas
附註 "This book explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the conquest of America and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. While the roots of the modern 'conquistadorial' attitude toward nature lie in late medieval alchemy, which fused Aristotelian reason with Christian apocalypticism in the militant context of crusade and spiritual conquest, this book argues that the modern idea of what it means to discover something has a colonial history in which conquest legitimated the modern (Baconian) idea of discovery by underwriting it with religious messianism and early modern state power. Thus, the book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of such late medieval alchemists as Roger Bacon, Arnald of Villanova, and Ramon Llull in the early modern literature of the conquest of America in texts written by authors such as Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, José de Acosta, Nicolás Monardes, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Francis Bacon, and Alexander von Humboldt"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-623) and index
主題 America -- Early accounts to 1600 -- History and criticism
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800 -- History and criticism
America -- Discovery and exploration
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