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The alchemy of conquest : science, religion, and the secrets of the New World, Ralph Bauer

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The alchemy of conquest : science, religion, and the secrets of the New World
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The alchemy of conquest
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science, religion, and the secrets of the New World
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Ralph Bauer
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eng
Summary
"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"--
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1965-
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Bauer, Ralph
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E 141 .B25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Writing the early Americas
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  • America
  • Alchemy
  • America
  • Alchemy
  • Discoveries in geography
  • America
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The alchemy of conquest : science, religion, and the secrets of the New World, Ralph Bauer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 649 pages
Isbn
9780813942568
Lccn
2018048205
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Blanche & Mildred Holland Library.
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1079409593
  • (OCoLC)on1079409593
Label
The alchemy of conquest : science, religion, and the secrets of the New World, Ralph Bauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 649 pages
Isbn
9780813942568
Lccn
2018048205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Blanche & Mildred Holland Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1079409593
  • (OCoLC)on1079409593

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