America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750

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Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807845103

Category: History

Page: 428

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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.

1493

How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth

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Author: Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847084400

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Two hundred million years ago the earth consisted of a single vast continent, Pangea, surrounded by a great planetary sea. Continental drift tore apart Pangaea, and for millennia the hemispheres were separate, evolving almost entirely different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's arrival in the Americas brought together these long-separate worlds. Many historians believe that this collision of ecosystems and cultures - the Columbian Exchange - was the most consequential event in human history since the Neolithic Revolution. And it was the most consequential event in biological history since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Beginning with the world of microbes and moving up the species ladder to mankind, Mann rivetingly describes the profound effect this exchanging of species had on the culture of both continents.

Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim, 1493-1541)

Essential Theoretical Writings

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Author: Paracelsus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004157565

Category: Religion

Page: 975

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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.

The International Economy and Monetary Movements in France, 1493-1725

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Author: Frank C. Spooner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674458406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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This volume makes available the first English version of Lâe(tm)Ã%conomie mondiale et les frappes monétaires en France, 1493âe"1680, Frank C. Spoonerâe(tm)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 1680âe"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.

The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898

Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

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Author: Emma Helen Blair,James Alexander Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Demarcation line of Alexander VI.

Page: N.A

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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803

Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

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Author: Emma Helen Blair,James Alexander Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Demarcation line of Alexander VI.

Page: N.A

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