Columbus and the Ends of the Earth

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ISBN 10 : 0520911334
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Download or read book Columbus and the Ends of the Earth written by Djelal Kadir and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1992-01-15 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Columbus is the first blazing star in a constellation of European adventurers whose right to claim and conquer each land mass they encountered was absolutely unquestioned by their countrymen. How a system of religious beliefs made the taking of the New World possible and laudable is the focus of Kadir's timely review of the founding doctrines of empire. The language of prophecy and divine predestination fills the pronouncements of those who ventured across the Atlantic. The effects of such language and their implications for current theoretical debates about colonialism and decolonization are legion. Kadir suggests that in this supposedly postcolonial era, richer nations and the privileged still manipulate the rhetoric of conquest to justify and serve their own worldly ends. For colonized peoples who live today at the "ends of the earth," the age of exploitation may be no different from the age of exploration.

The Ends of the Earth

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521348463
Pages : 341 pages
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Download or read book The Ends of the Earth written by Hall Distinguished Professor of History Donald Worster and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unifying discussion of our increasingly integrated global economy, higher population levels and greater resource demands.

To the Ends of the Earth

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ISBN 10 : 9780786483808
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book To the Ends of the Earth written by Peter O. Koch and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The European explorers who dared to face the perils of the unknown have in recent times become shrouded in controversy. No longer esteemed as heroes, except in their homelands, these bold explorers are now seen as purveyors of disease, destruction and slavery whose only interests were finding gold, becoming famous, and spreading their religious beliefs. But, as the author of this work points out, these explorers broke down long-standing myths and broadened the world's horizons. Beginning with Prince Henry the Navigator's worldly vision of finding a direct sea route to India and concluding with Ferdinand Magellan's quest to be the first man to sail around the world, this work tells the collective story of the numerous explorers who sought to find a path to the exotic spices and other treasures of the Far East. Most of the explorers included in this work were of the same generation and several of them even sailed together. The book also examines the political, social and economic factors that ushered in the age of exploration and had such an impact upon the explorers.

Readings from the Edges

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ISBN 10 : 9781570759444
Pages : 185 pages
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Download or read book Readings from the Edges written by Jean-Pierre Ruiz and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weaving together a range of 'border' themes - migration, postcolonialism, living in exile, and the immigrant experience - these readings bring fresh new insights to scholars, clergy, and others with backgrounds in contemporary theology and biblical study.

The Alchemy of Conquest

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ISBN 10 : 9780813942551
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Download or read book The Alchemy of Conquest written by Ralph Bauer and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 670 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical relationship between the two, focusing on the connections between religion and science in the Spanish, English, and French literatures about the Americas during the early modern period. As sailors, conquerors, travelers, and missionaries were exploring "new worlds," and claiming ownership of them, early modern men of science redefined what it means to "discover" something. Bauer explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the discovery of the Americas and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. The book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of late medieval alchemists such 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.

Infrastructures of Apocalypse

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ISBN 10 : 9781452962672
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Infrastructures of Apocalypse written by Jessica Hurley and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures Since 1945, America has spent more resources on nuclear technology than any other national project. Although it requires a massive infrastructure that touches society on myriad levels, nuclear technology has typically been discussed in a limited, top-down fashion that clusters around powerful men. In Infrastructures of Apocalypse, Jessica Hurley turns this conventional wisdom on its head, offering a new approach that focuses on neglected authors and Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American perspectives. Exchanging the usual white, male “nuclear canon” for authors that include James Baldwin, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ruth Ozeki, Infrastructures of Apocalypse delivers a fresh literary history of post-1945 America that focuses on apocalypse from below. Here Hurley critiques the racialized urban spaces of civil defense and reads nuclear waste as a colonial weapon. Uniting these diverse lines of inquiry is Hurley’s belief that apocalyptic thinking is not the opposite of engagement but rather a productive way of imagining radically new forms of engagement. Infrastructures of Apocalypse offers futurelessness as a place from which we can construct a livable world. It fills a blind spot in scholarship on American literature of the nuclear age, while also offering provocative, surprising new readings of such well-known works as Atlas Shrugged, Infinite Jest, and Angels in America. Infrastructures of Apocalypse is a revelation for readers interested in nuclear issues, decolonial literature, speculative fiction, and American studies.

John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought

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ISBN 10 : 9781402042461
Pages : 350 pages
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Download or read book John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought written by Stephen Clucas and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-06-18 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.

Psalms in Community

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ISBN 10 : 9781589830783
Pages : 474 pages
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Download or read book Psalms in Community written by Harold W. Attridge and published by Society of Biblical Lit. This book was released on 2003 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Virgins, Harlots and Sex

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ISBN 10 : 9781452829906
Pages : 452 pages
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Download or read book Virgins, Harlots and Sex written by David Chesney and published by David Alexander Chesney. This book was released on 2011-02-14 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN Earthy Look At Christianity. Many biblical terms have a consistent symbolic significance from Genesis to Revelation eg nudity, light and darkness, virgins, harlots. Nudity occurs in three of the most significant events in the whole Bible, and in every case it is best understood symbolically. This book demonstrates that symbolism is so powerful it can, for example, change the status of Isaiah's virgin birth prophecy from an absurdity to an astonishing fulfilment of prophecy. Harlots (described in the book as God's warning lights) also figure very prominently in the biblical coverage of both Jews and Christians. Another key theme is to show that the raw seed-concepts of the Hebrew Bible evolve so neatly into the Christian New Testament viewpoint over a 1000+ years that readers may conclude uninspired biblical script writers could not have organized it. Here are some quotes from the book that introduce intriguing and/or provocative new trains of thought: 1 "If you think linking sex with religious experience is a bit rich then you need to do some more Bible study." 2 "Indulgence in adultery is the most obvious of the sins proscribed in the Ten Commandments that could trace directly to hormonal influences." 3 "Should we be joining Haters Anonymous, Schadenfreude Anonymous or Egotists Anonymous . . in order to qualify for a better land and to actually enjoy it." 4 "Some of our excretory functions are less than ideal for a brand new earth . . the creator team could have done better by us . . if they wanted to." 5 "It is tacitly assumed God did not conduct experiments in His creation efforts. No need to . . He knows the end from the beginning! But . . ." Other challenging insights emerge in connection with Lot's use of his daughters as sex-sops, the possible symbolic significance of the Mosaic decree to cut off a lady's hand if she squeezed testicles, the massaging of data in St Matthew's genealogies, a religious uncertainty principle, and the reason God doesn't do something to stop the frightful things happening in the world. This is not a book built on hype and emotion.It makes extensive use of scholarly sources but has a light-hearted journalistic approach and is easy to read. In exploring the spiritual import of sexual issues in nature and revelation it offers fresh perspectives on the bitter creation-evolution debate, the gross and genocidal behavior of the chosen people, the currently unacceptable biblical restrictions on human sexual behavior, and the decidedly low-key role of women in organized religion. Innovative, succinct, engaging, thought-provoking, and sometimes shocking!

Dante, Columbus and the Prophetic Tradition

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ISBN 10 : 9781351869607
Pages : 186 pages
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Download or read book Dante, Columbus and the Prophetic Tradition written by Mary Alexandra Watt and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the diverse factors that persuaded Christopher Columbus that he could reach the fabled "East" by sailing west, Dante, Columbus and the Prophetic Tradition considers, first, the impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the apocalyptic prophetic tradition that it reflects, on Columbus’s perception both of the cosmos and the eschatological meaning of his journey to what he called an ‘other world.’ In so doing, the book considers how affinities between himself and the exiled poet might have led Columbus to see himself as a divinely appointed agent of the apocalypse and his enterprise as the realization of the spiritual journey chronicled in the Comedy. As part of this study, the book necessarily examines the cultural space that Dante’s poem, its geography, cosmography and eschatology, enjoyed in late fifteenth century Spain as well as Columbus’s own exposure to it. As it considers how Italian writers and artists of the late Renaissance and Counter Reformation received the news of Columbus’ ‘discovery’ and appropriated the figure of Dante and the pseudo-prophecy of the Comedy to interpret its significance, the book examines how Tasso, Ariosto, Stradano and Stigliani, in particular, forge a link between Dante and Columbus to present the latter as an inheritor of an apostolic tradition that traces back to the Aeneid. It further highlights the extent to which Italian writers working in the context of the Counter Reformation, use a Dantean filter to propagate the notion of Columbus as a new Paul, that is, a divinely appointed apostle to the New World, and the Roman Church as the rightful emperor of the souls encountered there.

The Ten Lost Tribes

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ISBN 10 : 9780199324538
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Ten Lost Tribes written by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Ten Lost Tribes, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite shows for the first time the extent to which the search for the lost tribes of Israel became, over two millennia, an engine for global exploration and a key mechanism for understanding the world.

A Few Well Chosen Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780595445967
Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book A Few Well Chosen Words written by David Bouchier and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-05 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ironic commentary on miscellaneous topics from the author's perspective as an English immigrant to the U.S. These commentaries were originally broadcast on National Public Radio stations WSHU & WSUF in Long Island, New York, and Connecticut.

Nightmare Along Pennsylvania Avenue

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ISBN 10 : 9781599798608
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Nightmare Along Pennsylvania Avenue written by Perry F. Stone and published by Charisma Media. This book was released on 2009-12-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that the past history and future direction of the United States can be linked to Biblical prophecies and that there are distinct parallels between the current crises in the country and the ancient Roman empire.

Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies

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ISBN 10 : 9781137080592
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies written by NA NA and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1492, previously separate worlds collided and began to merge, often painfully, into the world-system in which we live today. Columbus's four Atlantic voyages (1492-1504) helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural symbiosis. These carefully selected documents describe the voyages and their immediate impact on Europe and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Symcox and Sullivan's engaging introduction presents Columbus as neither hero nor villain, but as a significant historical actor who improvised responses to a changed world. Document headnotes provide context for understanding Columbus's voyages within the broader context of fifteenth-century Europe and the policies of the Spanish crown. Maps, illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography invite students to analyze and interpret the documents.

Reading Columbus

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ISBN 10 : 9780520082977
Pages : 247 pages
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Download or read book Reading Columbus written by Margarita Zamora and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1993-06-29 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher Columbus authored over a hundred different documents giving testimony on the Discovery to Isabella and Ferdinand. These texts are examined for authenticity and authority, and Columbus's views on the Indians. America is viewed through European eyes that helped represent and shape the Discovery.

The True Story of Human Evolutionary Genesis

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ISBN 10 : 9781480902220
Pages : 140 pages
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Download or read book The True Story of Human Evolutionary Genesis written by Elvis Newman and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-20 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No doubt, history is littered with theories and beliefs that not only proved to be wrong in the end, but also costly as far as the human search for truth and development is concerned. The view that the Earth was the physical and the biological center of the Universe was one such failed theory, one that cost many famous scientists most of their lives, and held back societies everywhere for decades or hundreds of years behind what is now considered a given truth. In the current work under consideration, religion and evolution theories come under scrutiny in light of recent scientific facts that dispute their most important claims about the origins of the species. In The True Story of Human Evolutionary Genesis, Elvis Newman presents both astounding facts and findings about the human genome, as well as paradigm-shifting theories emanating from Zecharia Sitchin’s work around the Sumerian clay tablets.

Italian Americana

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Download or read book Italian Americana written by and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: