Crosby coined the term "Columbian Exchange" in reference to the impact of living organisms traded between the New World and Old World. Crosby wrote a book called The Columbian Exchange.
The traditional, or bardic, version of the Columbian voyages and their consequences was the product of narrative historians who wrote about the American past in ways consonant both with the documentary record then available and with the ethnocentrism of their fellow white citizens of the New World.
Though popular, it is deceptive because it takes a selective view of history, reinforces Euro-American ethnocentrism, and confirms premises and approaches clearly obsolete in the late 20th century.
The analytic interpretation takes a more scientific, less romantic view of the voyages, their motives and consequences.
These historians open themselves to geology, climatology, biology, epidemiology, and other fields. They are scientific in their research and in attempts to limit bias. Examples of historical interpretation from each school of thought are presented.
The Columbian influence on the Old and New Worlds is assessed; and intellectual, economic, nutritional, and demographic effects are discussed. Finally, the legacy of the Columbian exchange is reviewed in terms of its effects on world population and ethnic composition.
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Crosby. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin At some point in their exploration of Brazil, the Portuguese encountered an animal they called bicho-preguiça (lazy animal or animal sloth). (Portugese Wikipedia).The French called it Paresseux and the Spanish Perezosos or Pereza (lazy).
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The Columbian voyages, the Columbian exchange and their historians / by Alfred W. Crosby ; with a foreword by Michael Adas, series editor. Author Crosby, Alfred W. - Blevins Midterm Columbian Exchange In , Christopher Columbus sailed his first voyage to the Americans and launched the beginning of contact between the Eastern and Western hemispheres, which the historian Alfred Crosby named the beginning of the new modern era of world history as “the Columbian Exchange”.