The Dispute of the New World
The History of a Polemic, 1750–1900
Vast and fascinating. . . . Now at last, updated and admirably translated by Dr. Jeremy Moyle, we have it in English; and none too soon, for this is a book which should be on the shelf of everyone who is curious not only about the European image of America but also about the history of man's attitude to man. Dr. Gerbi's study is a monument both to erudition and to fastidious wit; the outcome of years of reading and reflection by a historian of ideas who is at once playful and wise.