A cultural history of the Atlantic world, 1250-1820 / John K. Thornton.

"A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820 explores the idea that strong links exist in the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830 by describing political, social and...

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Main Author: Thornton, John K. 1949-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820 explores the idea that strong links exist in the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830 by describing political, social and cultural interactions between the continents' inhabitants. He traces the backgrounds of the populations on these three continental landmasses brought into contact by European navigation. Thornton then examines the political and social implications of the encounters, tracing the origins of a variety of Atlantic societies and showing how new ways of eating, drinking, speaking and worshipping developed in the newly created Atlantic World. This book uses close readings of original sources to produce new interpretations of its subject"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 543 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781139525664
1139525662
1283610728
9781283610728
9781139021722
1139021729