Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899

Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781137304704
  • Druk: 1
  • oktober 2014
  • 292 pagina's
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In the second half of the eighteenth century, renewed exploration of the Pacific Ocean gained much attention in Europe. As mostly British and French explorers ventured to the region searching for mythical continents and legendary passageways linking the Atlantic with the Pacific oceans, they encountered the waterlogged world of Oceania - a sea of more than 20,000 islands located in the Pacific. Claiming this newly encountered region as a 'new world' of the eighteenth-century, many voyagers sought to distance themselves from the earlier Iberian periods of expansion. In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. Buschmann maintains that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals, partially inspired by the political desire to keep the northern Europeans out of the Pacific, envisioned the ocean as an area devoid of mythical continents as well as riches and enchantments. These Spanish notables attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean by arguing that the Franco-British exploration of the eighteenth century had a great deal in common with the earlier expansive wave of the Portuguese and the Spaniards.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2014
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 22,9 x 15,2 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
292 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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9781137304704

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Gewicht
4876 g
Studieboek
Ja
Verpakking breedte
140 mm
Verpakking hoogte
25 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

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