O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years

O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years[Epub] ➝ O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years ➢ Howard Mumford Jones – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Contents The image of the new world The anti image Renaissance culture and America Renaissance man in America The colonial idea in England The useful and the good Roman virtue The radical republic Rep Contents The image of the new New World: PDF È world The anti image Renaissance culture and America Renaissance man in America The colonial idea in England The useful and O Strange MOBI :¿ the good Roman virtue The radical republic Republican culture American landscape. Jones won a deserved Pulitzer for this book, in which he offers an in depth analysis of cultural expression in the New World His thesis is that the New World was founded firmly in Renaissance thought He examines the puzzle that flowery ideals as in Burke s Rights of Man are hopelessly entangled with the realities of managing people Machiavelli s The Prince Jones best offering is a fascinating analysis of why the Spanish had the early funding and greater momentum in New World Exploration, Jones won a deserved Pulitzer for this book, in which he offers an in depth analysis of cultural expression in the New World His thesis is that the New World was founded firmly in Renaissance thought He examines the puzzle that flowery ideals as in Burke s Rights of Man are hopelessly entangled with the realities of managing people Machiavelli s The Prince Jones best offering is a fascinating analysis of why the Spanish had the early funding and greater momentum in New World Exploration, only to have the British win the long game However, the author alternates between interesting ideas and less interesting lists of significant cultural works The habits of Old Academia will frustrate some readers excerpts running for a full page, quotes from foreign authors left untranslated and unsummarized I feel that we shouldn t punish an author for being a venerable wonk of his times However, I m giving it three stars for one reason rather than craft an elegant argument, the author prefers to kill doubt with an unworkable accretion of examples This is a great read for academics who study academia No doubt his ideas were fodder for many masters and PhD projects throughout the 1960s and 1970s Pulitzer Non Fiction 1965 In O Strange New World Howard Mumford Jones describes how the US got to where it was from a cultural perspective drawing on it s foundation as a place where the Old World Empires set out to compete for it s resources and conquer its native people, to the Revolutionary thinkers and their regard for ancient Roman and Greek government to the Western Expansion of the 1800s It s very thorough.The book at times slogs through as he is very knowledgeable and thorough ther Pulitzer Non Fiction 1965 In O Strange New World Howard Mumford Jones describes how the US got to where it was from a cultural perspective drawing on it s foundation as a place where the Old World Empires set out to compete for it s resources and conquer its native people, to the Revolutionary thinkers and their regard for ancient Roman and Greek government to the Western Expansion of the 1800s It s very thorough.The book at times slogs through as he is very knowledgeable and thorough there are 50 pages of footnotes but gets really caught up in minutia My other big issue with this book is that Jones assumes the reader has a tremendous wealth of knowledge he s an academic writing for academics I suppose There are passages and phrases in several foreign languages that are used as examples of thoughts ans feelings but never translated for the reader even in footnotes I gave it three stars for its thoroughness and understanding of American Culture of 1965 but I d say the readability to the average person is a bit tough Very boring

O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years
  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • O Strange New World: American Culture, the Formative Years
  • Howard Mumford Jones
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
  • 0313234949