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Secret science : Spanish cosmography and the new world / María M. Portuondo

Portuondo, María M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: XII, 335 p. : il., map.; 24.ISBN: 9780226055404.Subject(s): Cosmography | Science -- Historiography | Exploradores -- España | América -- Descubrimiento y exploración
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Bibliografía: p. 307-325

The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? Where did they lie in relation to Europe? Who lived there, and what were their inhabitants like? Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged with turning their observations of the New World into a body of knowledge that could be used for governing the largest empire the world had ever known.

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