Patricia Seed

Adamastor Still Rules The Cape

Patricia Seed  specialties include history of the Early Modern and Colonial European eras, especially in relation to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking cultures. Her fields of interest are history of cartography, comparative history of cartographic design and navigation, large-scale coastal mapping, and Jewish and Islamic influences on the political construction of Latin America. She published To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts over Marriage Choice, 1574– 1821 in 1992; Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492–1640 in 1995, and American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches in 2001. In 2002 she was awarded the American Historical Association’s James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History.

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