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Representing the New World

The English and French Uses of the Example of Spain

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 49-83
  4. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 85-153
  5. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 155-232
  6. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 233-281
  7. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 283-284
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-351

About this book


Representing the New World argues for the importance of Spain in the New World as an example of France and England in their efforts to establish colonies and suggests that this example was ambivalent and contradictory as well as surprisingly persistent in the representations of Spain in French and English texts concerning the Americas.


America argue empire England English France French Spain

About the authors

Jonathan Hart is a poet, critic, historian, and author of Theater and World, Breath and Dust, Representing the New World, Empires and Colonies, Musing, Dreamwork, From Shakespeare to Obama. He has held appointments and visiting appointments at Toronto, Cambridge, Alberta, the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III), Princeton, Harvard and elsewhere. His work has been translated into many languages.

Bibliographic information


Although a study of rhetoric and literary texts, Hart's unique study will interest all students of the early modern age of exploration. Choice