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Mapping the Renaissance World The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery by Frank Lestringant, Stephen Greenblatt
  

Mapping the Renaissance World The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery

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Mapping the Renaissance World The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery by Frank Lestringant, Stephen Greenblatt

This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery.

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'Frank Lestringant's remarkable book, first published in French in 1991, is a hugely impressive accomplishment.'
Progress in Human Geography

'Given Lestringant's previous work in this area, they can expect an important and informative book; they will not be disappointed.'
Sixteenth Century Journal

About the Author

Frank Lestringant is a leading authority of humanism and on the age of discovery. His previous books include Andre Thevet, Cosmographe des Derniers Valois (Droz, 1991) and Le Huguenot et le Sauvage (Klincksieck, 1990).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 1994

Author

Frank Lestringant, Stephen Greenblatt

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Publisher

Polity Press

Format

Hardback
216 pages

Categories

Geographical discovery & exploration
Cartography, map-making & projections
Biography: general

ISBN

9780745611471

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