America Magica

America Magica

When Renaissance Europe Thought it had Conquered Paradise

By Jean-Marc De Beer & Jorge Magasich-Airola

Anthem Studies in Travel

The myths of the Old World transposed to the New, America Magica is an extraordinary tale of exploration and imagination.

Paperback, 200 Pages

ISBN:9781843311867

July 2007

£14.99, $26.95

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About This Book

An enthralling account of the conflicting experiences of discovering the New World, drawing upon the intriguing tales of early discovery and amazing illustrations of the day.

Reviews

'...a dramatic tale of human greed, as Spaniards, Germans and others sought for the sources of gold in El Dorado. The authors elegantly show where myth and reality met one another.'
David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge

Author Information

Jorge Magasich Airola is Professor of Latin American History at the Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales (HECS) in Brussels, and is the author of numerous works on Latin American history and on North-South relations. He is the editor of a collective volume entitled Chili, pays laboratoire (Brussels, 1998).  Jean-Marc de Beer is Professor at the Institut de Radio électricité et de Cinématographie (INRACI) in Brussels. For six years he presented a programme on Latin cultures for the Free University's radio station. Several visits to Latin America have allowed him to carry out the in-depth research necessary for this project.

Series

Anthem Studies in Travel

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