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Concordia Mundi

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the search for the ten tribes in the Americas. It shows how the possibility to find the tribes in the Americas was “there” even before the discovery of the Americas ” through ... More


Chorography and Antiquarian Compilation

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the miscellany’s links with antiquarian compilation and chorography (the branch of geography concerned with the particulars of a specific region or place). Its primary interest ... More


Introduction

in Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, 1570-1870

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226300719
eISBN:
9780226300726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300726.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The Theatrum orbis terrarium of Abraham Ortelius, often called the first modern atlas of geography, was in its entirety “dedicated to the understanding of history.” Ortelius's Theatrum and its ... More


Introduction The Plurality of Early American Cartography

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.5
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book begins with a discussion of two atlas maps showing the Western Hemisphere—Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio by Abraham Ortelius and the map America by Henry S. Tanner—which ... More


An Idea to Pursue

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a historical look at how the idea of continental drift originated. In 1911, Alfred Wegener, a young professor of meteorology, wrote to German meteorologist Wladimir Köppen to point ... More


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