About the Book – Inventing America: Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism
Inventing America: Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism
by Jose Rabasa
Paperback Book, 296 pages
In Inventing America, Jose Rabasa presents the view that Columbus’s historic act was not a discovery, and still less an encounter. Rather, he considers it the beginning of a process of inventing a New World in the sixteenth century European consciousness. The notion of America as a European invention challenges the popular conception of the New World as a natural entity to be discovered or understood, however imperfectly. This book aims to debunk complacency with the historic, geographic, and cartographic rudiments underlying our present picture of the world.
Books by Author:- Jose Rabasa