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Speaker: Alexander Nagel Host: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
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The discoveries of Columbus focused attention on the newly discovered but barely known regions on the far side of the earth, a new zone of convergence where East and West met and crossed over into one another. It was now possible to think beyond the "inhabited world" known since Antiquity and to consider the earth in global terms, which is to say as a geometric object viewable from more than one side. [more]
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