The Mythological Geography of California: Origins, Development, Confirmation and Disappearance

  title={The Mythological Geography of California: Origins, Development, Confirmation and Disappearance},
  author={W. Michael Mathes},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={315 - 341}
  • W. Mathes
  • Published 1 January 1989
  • History
  • The Americas
Heir to Greek and Roman culture, the revelations of Holy Scripture and the great commentaries upon it written by Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and lesser theologians and philosophers of the Middle Ages, the cultured European of the fifteenth century was content that the corpus of his knowledge was complete, and that within it was all that was necessary for a full understanding of the universe. Nevertheless, this satisfaction was greatly upset by the explorations of… 
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