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Read and Download Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés book Oviedo on Columbus in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOviedo on Columbus. This book was released on 2000 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: For Bartolome de Las Casas Columbus was the agent of God in a benign mission of evangelization but ended his career as a perpetrator of injustice against the indigenous peoples of the Antilles. A contrary image of Columbus as both the initiator of a new scientific era and agent of imperial expansion was first suggested by the author of the writings collected in this volume, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo. Oviedo was a natural historian who Humboldt states was the first to attempt a systematic description of the flora and fauna f the Americas. But he was also a tireless champion of the Spanish conquest and occupation of the Americas. Oviedo's work is certainly, as Jesus Carrillo demonstrates, one of the earliest in which the objectives of science and empire are yoked together in a way which later became a feature of botanical, zoological and anthropological writing. The work comprises an introduction, text and modern English translation of parts of the following works: De la Natural Historia de las Indias, the Cahalogo Real e Imperial de Castilla, La Historia General y Natural de las Yndias, the Dialogo on Alonso de Cordoba and the Dialogo on Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza, and from the Quinquagenas de los generosos e ilustres e non menos famosos reyes. Four maps, twelve plates and a detailed index are provided.

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Read and Download Jerónimo Arellano book Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMagical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America. This book was released on 2015-05-21 with total page 245 pages. Book excerpt: Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America rethinks the rise and fall of magical realism in Latin America in the light of the cultural history of the emotions, and in conversation with contemporary theories of the affects. It explores how twentieth-century magical realist narrative reimagines public and collective forms of feeling, in particular the colonial history of wonder in the wake of the voyages to the New World. Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America argues that this reconceptualization of magical realism also invites a new reading of its marked devaluation in contemporary Latin American literature, suggesting that this turning point responds to major changes in the uses and circulation of forms of emotional intensity in the present.

Download Fernández de Oviedo's Chronicle of America PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780292778726
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Read and Download Kathleen Ann Myers book Fernández de Oviedo's Chronicle of America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFernández de Oviedo's Chronicle of America. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 344 pages. Book excerpt: Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478-1557) wrote the first comprehensive history of Spanish America, the Historia general y natural de las Indias, a sprawling, constantly revised work in which Oviedo attempted nothing less than a complete account of the Spanish discovery, conquest, and colonization of the Americas from 1492 to 1547, along with descriptions of the land's flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples. His Historia, which grew to an astounding fifty volumes, includes numerous interviews with the Spanish and indigenous leaders who were literally making history, the first extensive field drawings of America rendered by a European, reports of exotic creatures, ethnographic descriptions of indigenous groups, and detailed reports about the conquest and colonization process. Fernández de Oviedo's Chronicle of America explores how, in writing his Historia, Oviedo created a new historiographical model that reflected the vastness of the Americas and Spain's enterprise there. Kathleen Myers uses a series of case studies—focusing on Oviedo's self-portraits, drawings of American phenomena, approaches to myth, process of revision, and depictions of Native Americans—to analyze Oviedo's narrative and rhetorical strategies and show how they relate to the politics, history, and discursive practices of his time. Accompanying the case studies are all of Oviedo's extant field drawings and a wide selection of his text in English translation. The first study to examine the entire Historia and its evolving rhetorical and historical context, this book confirms Oviedo's assertion that "the New World required a different kind of history" as it helps modern readers understand how the discovery of the Americas became a catalyst for European historiographical change.

Download Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504) PDF

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Read and Download Evelina Guzuskyte book Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504). This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: In this fascinating book, Evelina Guzauskyt? uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. Guzauskyt? challenges the common notion that Columbus's acts of naming were merely an imperial attempt to impose his will on the terrain. Instead, she argues that they were the result of the collisions between several distinct worlds, including the real and mythical geography of the Old World, Portuguese and Catalan naming traditions, and the knowledge and mapping practices of the Taino inhabitants of the Caribbean. Rather than reflecting the Spanish desire for an orderly empire, Columbus's collection of place names was fractured and fragmented - the product of the explorer's dynamic relationship with the inhabitants, nature, and geography of the Caribbean Basin. To complement Guzauskyt?'s argument, the book also features the first comprehensive list of the more than two hundred Columbian place names that are documented in his diarios and other contemporary sources.

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Read and Download Elizabeth Horodowich book The Venetian Discovery of America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Venetian Discovery of America. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Few Renaissance Venetians saw the New World with their own eyes. As the print capital of early modern Europe, however, Venice developed a unique relationship to the Americas. Venetian editors, mapmakers, translators, writers, and cosmographers represented the New World at times as a place that the city's mariners had discovered before the Spanish, a world linked to Marco Polo's China, or another version of Venice, especially in the case of Tenochtitlan. Elizabeth Horodowich explores these various and distinctive modes of imagining the New World, including Venetian rhetorics of 'firstness', similitude, othering, comparison, and simultaneity generated through forms of textual and visual pastiche that linked the wider world to the Venetian lagoon. These wide-ranging stances allowed Venetians to argue for their different but equivalent participation in the Age of Encounters. Whereas historians have traditionally focused on the Spanish conquest and colonization of the New World, and the Dutch and English mapping of it, they have ignored the wide circulation of Venetian Americana. Horodowich demonstrates how with their printed texts and maps, Venetian newsmongers embraced a fertile tension between the distant and the close. In doing so, they played a crucial yet heretofore unrecognized role in the invention of America.

Download Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape PDF

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ISBN 13: 0230101909
Total Pages : 203 pages
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Read and Download B. Rivera-Barnes book Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading and Writing the Latin American Landscape. This book was released on 2009-12-07 with total page 203 pages. Book excerpt: Spanning the whole of Latin America, including Brazil, from its beginnings in 1492 up to the present time, Rivera-Barnes and Hoeg analyze the relationship between literature and the environment in both literary and testimonial texts, asking questions that contribute to the on-going dialogue between the arts and the sciences.

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ISBN 13: 0271034998
Total Pages : 203 pages
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Read and Download Sarah H. Beckjord book Territories of History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTerritories of History. This book was released on 2016-11-29 with total page 203 pages. Book excerpt: Sarah H. Beckjord’s Territories of History explores the vigorous but largely unacknowledged spirit of reflection, debate, and experimentation present in foundational Spanish American writing. In historical works by writers such as Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Bartolomé de Las Casas, and Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Beckjord argues, the authors were not only informed by the spirit of inquiry present in the humanist tradition but also drew heavily from their encounters with New World peoples. More specifically, their attempts to distinguish superstition and magic from science and religion in the New World significantly influenced the aforementioned chroniclers, who increasingly directed their insights away from the description of native peoples and toward a reflection on the nature of truth, rhetoric, and fiction in writing history. Due to a convergence of often contradictory information from a variety of sources—eyewitness accounts, historiography, imaginative literature, as well as broader philosophical and theological influences—categorizing historical texts from this period poses no easy task, but Beckjord sifts through the information in an effective, logical manner. At the heart of Beckjord’s study, though, is a fundamental philosophical problem: the slippery nature of truth—especially when dictated by stories. Territories of History engages both a body of emerging scholarship on early modern epistemology and empiricism and recent developments in narrative theory to illuminate the importance of these colonial authors’ critical insights. In highlighting the parallels between the sixteenth-century debates and poststructuralist approaches to the study of history, Beckjord uncovers an important legacy of the Hispanic intellectual tradition and updates the study of colonial historiography in view of recent discussions of narrative theory.

Download The Hernando de Soto Expedition PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780803271326
Total Pages : 524 pages
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Read and Download Patricia Kay Galloway book The Hernando de Soto Expedition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Hernando de Soto Expedition. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 524 pages. Book excerpt: From 1539 to 1542 Hernando de Soto and several hundred armed men cut a path of destruction and disease across the Southeast from Florida to the Mississippi River. The eighteen contributors to this volume?anthropologists, ethnohistorians, and literary critics?investigate broad cultural and literary aspects of the resulting social and demographic collapse or radical transformation of many Native societies and the gradual opening of the Southeast to European colonization.

Download European Encounters with the New World PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780300059502
Total Pages : 228 pages
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Read and Download Anthony Pagden book European Encounters with the New World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEuropean Encounters with the New World. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: For review see: J.W. Schulte Nordholt, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jrg. 107, nr. 4 (1994); p. 591-592.

Download Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination PDF

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ISBN 13: 0393239519
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Read and Download Joyce Appleby book Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination. This book was released on 2013-10-14 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Recounts the triumphs and mishaps of Columbus and other explorers, following the naturalists whose investigations of the world's fauna and flora fueled the rise of science and technology that propelled Western Europe towards modernity.

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ISBN 13: 1457109662
Total Pages : 284 pages
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Read and Download Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera book Histories of Infamy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistories of Infamy. This book was released on 2005-01-15 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized the conquistadors' crimes as unavoidable evils in the task of bringing "civilization" to the New World. Through an elaborate defense of Spanish imperialism, Gómara aimed to convince his readers of the merits of the conquest, regardless of the devastation it had wrought upon Spain's new subjects. Despite his efforts, Gómara's apologist text quickly fell into disrepute and became ammunition for Spain's critics. Evaluating the effectiveness of ideologies of colonization, Roa-de-la-Carrera's analysis will appeal to scholars in colonial studies and readers interested in the history of the Americas.

Download Romans in a New World PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780472031788
Total Pages : 452 pages
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Read and Download David A. Lupher book Romans in a New World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRomans in a New World. This book was released on 2006 with total page 452 pages. Book excerpt: "The ancient Romans haunted the Spanish conquest of the New World, often as passionately rejected models. While the conquistadors challenged the reputation of Romans for incomparable military genius and daring, they also considered Rome an exemplar of imperialistic motives and behavior fit for Christians to follow and as a yardstick against which to measure the cultural level of the natives of the New World. Meanwhile, Spanish critics of the conquest launched a concerted assault upon these prominent uses of ancient Rome as a model. This debate inspired many Spaniards to reflect on their own ancestry and ethnic identity, as the Spanish treatment of New World natives awakened slumbering memories of the Romans' treatment of the Iberian tribes--whom modern Spaniards were increasingly embracing as their truest ancestors. At the same time, growing awareness of the cultural practices, especially religious rituals, of American natives framed a new perspective on the pre-Christian ancestors of modern Europeans, and the survival of "pagan" customs among modern Europeans themselves. While many recent studies have emphasized the distortions which the classical tradition imposed on Europeans' first perceptions of the New World, David Lupher explores the ways that the contemplation of ancient texts and cultures also enlightened and focused colonial discourse. Romans in a New World illuminates the seductive mirage of the Roman Empire in the sixteenth-century Spanish imagination and demonstrates how this numinous template guided conquistadors to interpret their experience of America and their own behavior on American soil."--

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Total Pages : 184 pages
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Read and Download Philip Dodd book The Art of Travel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Art of Travel. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 184 pages. Book excerpt: First published in 1982. The Art of Travel is the first collection of critical essays to be devoted to British travel writing. It attempts to give a sense of the wealth of such writing, to map some of its forms and conventions and, implicitly, to claim a place for travel writing in any revised definition of literature. For this collection, travel includes sea voyages, European tours, commissioned enquiries into social conditions, and urban writing; travel writing ranges from works such as Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence whose status as a novelist guarantees his travel books some attention, through the essays and books of Victorian middle-class travellers into working-class London, to the work of V.S. Naipaul, a contemporary writer, who has increasingly preferred the travel book to the novel.

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Read and Download Frank Cundall book The Story of the Life of Columbus and the Discovery of Jamaica in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Story of the Life of Columbus and the Discovery of Jamaica. This book was released on 1894 with total page 79 pages. Book excerpt:

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