The Resource The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies, Nicolás Wey Gómez

The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies, Nicolás Wey Gómez

Label
The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies
Title
The tropics of empire
Title remainder
why Columbus sailed south to the Indies
Statement of responsibility
Nicolás Wey Gómez
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knows that in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic, seeking a new route to the East. Few note, however, that Columbus's intention was also to sail south, to the tropics. In The Tropics of Empire, Nicolas Wey Gomez rewrites the geographical history of the discovery of the Americas, casting it as part of Europe's reawakening to the natural and human resources of the South. Wey Gomez shows that Columbus shared in a scientific and technical tradition that linked terrestrial latitude to the nature of places, and that he drew a highly consequential distinction between the higher, cooler latitudes of Mediterranean Europe and the globe's lower, hotter latitudes. The legacy of Columbus's assumptions, Wey Gomez contends, ranges from colonialism and slavery in the early Caribbean to the present divide between the industrialized North and the developing South."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
ACLSE
Dewey number
980/.013092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E112
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology
Label
The tropics of empire : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies, Nicolás Wey Gómez
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-568) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why Columbus sailed south to the Indies -- Machina mundi : the moral authority of place in the early transatlantic encounter -- Columbus and the open geography of the ancients -- The meaning of India in pre-Columbian Europe -- From place to colonialism in the Aristotelian tradition -- En la parte del sol : Iberia's invention of the Afro-Indian tropics, 1434-1494 -- Between Cathay and a hot place : reorienting the Asia-America debate -- The tropics of empire in Columbus's Diario
Control code
ocn961892906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 592 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36852089
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961892906
  • acls0262232642
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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