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Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise, decimated imperial China and rendered Manila and Mexico City the center of the world for two centuries. Reprint.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2012
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ISBN-10 : 9780307278241


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For review see: Stephen J. Homick, in The Hispanic Historical Review (HAHR), vol. 77, no. 1 (February 1997); p. 78-80.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 428 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0807845108


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This fascinating book examines the particular importance of cities in Spanish and Hispanic-American culture as well as the different meanings that artists and cartographers invested in their depiction of New and Old Wold cities and towns. Kagan maintains that cities are both built human structures and human communities, and that representations of the urban form reflect both points of view. He discusses the peculiar character of Spain's empire of towns; the history and development of the cityscape as an independent artistic genre, both in Europe and the Americas; the interaction between European and native mapping traditions; differences between European maps of urban America and those produced by local residents, whether native or creole; and the urban iconography of four different New World towns. Lavishly illustrated with a variety of maps, pictures, and plans, many reproduced here for the first time, this interdisciplinary study will be of interest to general readers and to specialists in art history, cartography, history, urbanism, and related fields.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Richard L. Kagan
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 235 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0300083149


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Drawing upon Huser's 1589 publication of Paracelsus' works, this dual-language volume combines a critical edition of Essential Theoretical Writings on philosophy, medicine, nature, and the supernatural, with new English translations and extensive commentary on the second largest sixteenth-century German-language corpus.

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Paracelsus
Publisher : BRILL
Release Book : 2008
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ISBN-10 : 9789004157569


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This volume makes available the first English version of L'Économie mondiale et les frappes monétaires en France, 1493-1680, Frank C. Spooner's original and distinguished contribution to economic and monetary history. Generously illustrated with maps and graphs, and abridged by the author, this study introduces the English-reading audience to the methodological approaches of the modern school of French economic history. In this edition, Spooner covers an additional forty-five years not included in his original work: the period 1680-1725 which marks the prelude to the great monetary reform and consolidation of France in 1726. In addition to bringing the reader up to date on his continuing research, he presents a number of important conclusions concerning this economic era. Drawing from his vast insight into French monetary history and his thorough technical knowledge of French coinage and minds of the period, the author maps the historical and spatial perspectives of the two and a half centuries when France experienced successive periods of inflation as bullion, copper, and credit emerged into the forefront of economic affairs. To illustrate the way in which the sequence of these periods affected the structure of the French economy, he discusses how the relative supply and demand of the metals used in varying degrees as a medium of exchange increased the demand for the metal and influenced the credit system. Credit thus made a special contribution in coordinating and adjusting the various inconsistencies in the production and circulation of the different metals. Throughout his study, Spooner attributes an important role to money as a significant factor in economic change and development in early modern Europe and focuses on the relationship between the supply of money and the level and pattern of economic activity.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Frank C. Spooner
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 1972
Download Book : 354 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674458400


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Genre Book : Highlands (Scotland)
Author Book : Donald Gregory
Publisher :
Release Book : 1836
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ISBN-10 : BL:A0019362153


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Genre Book : America
Author Book : Philipp Johann Josef Valentini
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Release Book : 1888
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ISBN-10 : HARVARD:HX4XDL


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Genre Book : Demarcation line of Alexander VI.
Author Book : Emma Helen Blair
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Release Book : 1604
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ISBN-10 : UCD:31175023768883


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Genre Book : Demarcation line of Alexander VI.
Author Book : Emma Helen Blair
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Release Book : 1605
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ISBN-10 : UOM:39015052367698


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Author Book : Edited by E. H., Robertson Blair
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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ISBN-10 : 9781613108918