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In 1497, explorers from the convinced global of Renaissance Europe sailed, less than Captain Giovanni Caboto, into what are actually Canadian waters. this important come across introduced into touch worlds both blind to one another and set in movement a couple of occasions that culminated within the start of a brand new country. The Renaissance, regularly regarded as a completely European-centred phenomenon is 'de-centred' in those eighteen leading edge essays. They discover not just how the ecu Renaissance helped shape Canada, but in addition how extra considerably the adventure of Canada touched the Renaissance and those that first got here to the beaches of North the USA.

Representing a number of disciplines, together with literature, anthropology, biology, heritage, linguistics, and anthropology, this paintings re-thinks conventional notions of Canada and of the Renaissance. The essays research either the interplay among the 2 worlds in addition to the ways in which this interplay has commonly been interpreted. As exact from the fast transformation of South and significant the USA, the point of interest is at the slower northern event, wondering the ecu monopoly on heritage, politics, and technological know-how, in addition to the misrepresentation of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. initially offered at a 1996 convention on the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance reports, college of Toronto, those essays offer a wealth of recent info and a number of new views at the collision of the previous international with the New.

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