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Exploration, religion and empire in the sixteenth-century Ibero-Atlantic World: a new perspective on the history of modern science

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Authors and Corporations: Nieto Olarte, Mauricio (Author)
Title: Exploration, religion and empire in the sixteenth-century Ibero-Atlantic World: a new perspective on the history of modern science/ Mauricio Nieto Olarte
Title of Work: Máquinas del imperio y el reino de Dios
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language: English
published:
Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press 2022
Series: Maritime humanities, 1400-1800 : cultures at sea
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Source: Verbunddaten SWB
Description
Summary: The Iberian conquest of the Atlantic at the beginning of the sixteenth century had a notable impact on the formation of the new world order in which Christian Europe claimed control over a considerable part of the planet. This was possible thanks to the confluence of different and inseparable factors: the development of new technical capacities and favorable geographical conditions in which to navigate the great oceans; the Christian mandate to extend the faith; the need for new trade routes; and an imperial organization aspiring to global dominance. The author explores new methods for approaching old historiographical problems of the Renaissance - such as the discovery and conquest of America, the birth of modern science, and the problem of Eurocentrism - now in reference to actors and regions scarcely visible in the complex history of modern Europe: the ships, the wind, the navigators, their instruments, their gods, saints, and demons.
Item Description: Originally published as: Las máquinas del imperio y el reino de Dios. Reflexiones sobre ciencia, tecnología y religión en el Atlántico del siglo XVI, Ediciones Uniandes 2013. - Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jan 2022)
Physical Description: 1 online resource (329 pages); digital, PDF file(s)
ISBN: 9789048544547
9789463725316
9463725318
9048544548