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European Views of the Americas, 1493-1750

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A comprehensive guide/bibliography to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 taken from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. The database contains more than 32,000 records, and broadly covers the history of European exploration and the European encounter with native peoples. Among topics covered are: commerce, discovery, various ethnic and national groups, Jesuits, piracy, and slavery.

Special Features: Basic, advanced, and visual search options are provided. For guidance using the advanced option, refer to Advanced Search Help. Field codes include: title, author, publisher, subject, printer, bookseller, and publication year. Records are highly detailed, with extensive subject headings. A handy "Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Pre-19th Century Terms & Definitions" is provided. Definitions are brief and without examples. Serious users may also wish to consult the Oxford English Dictionary for English-language materials and the appropriate tools for other languages.

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Based on the following work: European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1776. Edited by John Alden with the assistance of Dennis C. Landis. The database is derived from set volumes for the time periods: 1493-1600, 1601-1650, 1651-1675, 1676-1700, 1701-1725, and 1726-1750. Located at: Lockwood Reference Z1203.E87 Non-Circulating.

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