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Bibliography: Nature and Empire: Natural Histories and Colonial Rule  

  • Alcántara Rojas, Berenice. “In Nepapan Xochitl: The Power of Flowers in the Works of Sahagún”. In Color Between Two Worlds, edited by Gerhard Wolf and Joseph Connors. Florence: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 2011. 107-134.
  • Barrera-Osorio, Antonio. Experiencing Nature: The Spanish American Empire and the Early Scientific Revolution. University of Texas Press, 2006. [specially Chapters 4 and 5]
  • Bigelow, Allison. Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World. Williamsburg and Chapel Hill: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
  • Bleichmar, Daniela. Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.  [Chapters 1 and 2] (Moodle)
  • Bleichmar, Daniela and Paula de Vos, editors. Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800. Stanford University Press, 2009. [specially chapters 5 and 11]
  • Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge. Nature, Empire, and Nation. Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. [specially chapters 1 and 2]
  • Gansen, Elizabeth (2019) “Framing the Indies: The Renaissance Aesthetics of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478–1557)”, Colonial Latin American Review, 28:2, 130-151.
  • Gerbi, Antonello. Nature in the New World: from Christopher Columbus to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. 
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  • Mancall, Peter. Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. [Chapter 1]
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  • Norton, Marcy. “The Quetzal Takes Flight: Microhistory, Mesoamerican Knowledge, and Early Modern Natural History”. In Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science. Edited by Jaime Marroquin Arredondo and Ralph Bauer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 119-147