Romans in a New World

Classical Models in Sixteenth-century Spanish America

Romans in a New World

Romans in a New World shows how the ancient Romans haunted the Spanish conquest of the New World, more often than not as passionately rejected models. While the conquistadors themselves and their publicists challenged the reputations of the Romans for incomparable military genius and daring, Spanish critics of the conquest launched a concerted assault upon two other prominent uses of ancient Rome as a model: as an exemplar of imperialistic motives and behavior fit for Christians to follow, and as a yardstick against which to measure the cultural level of the natives of the New World. In the course of this debate, many Spaniards were inspired to think more deeply on their own ethnic ancestry and identity, as Spanish treatment of the New World natives awakened the slumbering memory of Roman treatment of the Iberian tribes whom modern Spaniards were now embracing as their truest ancestors. At the same time, growing awareness of the cultural practices--especially the religious rituals--of the American natives framed a new perspective on both the pre-Christian ancestors of modern Europeans and even on the survival of "pagan" customs among modern Europeans themselves. In this incisive study, David A. Lupher addresses the increasingly debated question of the impact the discovery of the New World had upon Europeans' perceptions of their identity and place in history. Romans in a New World holds much to interest both classicists and students of the history and culture of early modern Europe--especially, though not exclusively, historians of Spain. David A. Lupher's concern with the ideology of imperialism and colonization and with cross-cultural negotiations will be useful to students of cultural studies, as well. David A. Lupher is Professor of Classics, University of Puget Sound.

The New World of Words

Or, Universal English Dictionary. Containing an Account of the Original Or Proper Sense, and Various Significations of All Hard Words Derived from Other Languages, ... Together with a Brief ... Explication of All Terms Relating Toany of the Arts and Sciences, ... To which is Added, the Interpretation of Proper Names of Men and Women, ...

The New World of Words


A New World Order

A New World Order

Global governance is here--but not where most people think. This book presents the far-reaching argument that not only should we have a new world order but that we already do. Anne-Marie Slaughter asks us to completely rethink how we view the political world. It's not a collection of nation states that communicate through presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and the United Nations. Nor is it a clique of NGOs. It is governance through a complex global web of "government networks." Slaughter provides the most compelling and authoritative description to date of a world in which government officials--police investigators, financial regulators, even judges and legislators--exchange information and coordinate activity across national borders to tackle crime, terrorism, and the routine daily grind of international interactions. National and international judges and regulators can also work closely together to enforce international agreements more effectively than ever before. These networks, which can range from a group of constitutional judges exchanging opinions across borders to more established organizations such as the G8 or the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, make things happen--and they frequently make good things happen. But they are underappreciated and, worse, underused to address the challenges facing the world today. The modern political world, then, consists of states whose component parts are fast becoming as important as their central leadership. Slaughter not only describes these networks but also sets forth a blueprint for how they can better the world. Despite questions of democratic accountability, this new world order is not one in which some "world government" enforces global dictates. The governments we already have at home are our best hope for tackling the problems we face abroad, in a networked world order.

Conceiving the New World Order

The Global Politics of Reproduction

Conceiving the New World Order

This volume provides an investigation of the dynamics of reproduction. Using reproduction as an entry point the authors examine how cultures are produced, contested, and transformed as people imagine their collective future in the creation of the next generation.

A Discovery of a New World, Or, a Discourse

Tending to Prove, that 'tis Probable There May be Another Habitable World in the Moon. With a Discourse Concerning the Probability of a Passage Thither. Unto which is Added, a Discourse Concerning a New Planet ...

A Discovery of a New World, Or, a Discourse


A New World of Animals

Early Modern Europeans on the Creatures of Iberian America

A New World of Animals

Many Europeans who during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries travelled to the New World left written or pictorial records of their encounters with a surprising fauna. This book tells the story of the European encounter with this unexpected menagerie, with a focus on the Caribbean and South America. Using the original texts and their accompanying illustrations, it shows that initial wonder at these new beasts gave way to a more utilitarian approach, assessing their economic and medical potential.

The Old Religion in a New World

The History of North American Christianity

The Old Religion in a New World

A foremost historian of religion chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing the turning points in the development of the immigrant church which have led to today's distinctly American faith.

Avengers of the New World

The Story of the Haitian Revolution

Avengers of the New World

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.

American Holocaust

The Conquest of the New World

American Holocaust

This controversial treatise focuses on the social and cultural issues involved in the invasion of the Americas by European nations. It describes the suppression or extermination of native cultures, and focuses on the cultural and ideological principles behind the colonization efforts.

Painting a New World

Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821

Painting a New World

"The little-known story of viceregal Mexico is told by an international team of scholars whose work was previously available only piecemeal or not at all in English. Much of their research was undertaken especially for this volume."--BOOK JACKET.