Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 49, no. 2 April 1992

Taking Possession and Reading Texts:
Establishing the Authority of Overseas Empires

Patricia Seed

The Discursive Encounter of Spain and America:
The Authority of Eyewitness Testimony in the Writing of History

Rolena Adorno

Patterns in Early Spanish Overseas Expansion
John E. Kicza

Christopher Columbus and His Enterprise to the Indies:
Scholarship of the Last Quarter Century

Delno West

Columbus and the North: England, Iceland, and Ireland
David B. Quinn

The Indian Population of North America in 1492
John D. Daniels

The New Alliance of History and Archaeology in the
Eastern Spanish Borderlands

Michael Gannon

Columbian Encounters: Beyond 1992
James Axtell

Reviews of Books

“An Academic Columbian Exchange: Literature and History,” an essay review of Greenblatt,
Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World, and Representations, Number 33
(1991). By Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan362

Fernández-Armesto, Columbus. By Paul E. Hoffman372

Taviani, Columbus: The Great Adventure. His Life, His Times, and His Voyages. By Paul E.

Wilford, The Mysterious History of Columbus: An Exploration of the Man, the Myth, the
. By Pauline Moffitt Watts374

Henige, In Search of Columbus: The Sources for the First Voyage. By Oliver Dunn376

West and Kling, The Libro de las profecías of Christopher Columbus. An en face Edition. By
David Henige379

Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians. By J. B. Harley381

Cheyfitz, The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to
Tarzan. By Robert M. Bliss382

Sale, The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy. By William

Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, ed. Levenson. By Sheila Ffolliott387

Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration, ed. Viola and Margolis. By Robert D.

Nebenzahl, Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries. By Matthew H. Edney395

Harley, Maps and the Columbian Encounter: An Interpretive Guide to the Travelling Exhibition.
By Matthew H. Edney395

Books Received