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New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

Anthony Grafton, Professor of History Anthony Grafton, April Shelford, Nancy G. Siraisi - America - 1992 - 282 pages
On encountering what he called "the Indies", the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, "Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I ...
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