History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil Otherwise Called America

History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil Otherwise Called America

by Jean De Lery
     
 

When the famous anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss arrived in Rio de Janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: Jean de Léry's History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil. Léry had undertaken his fascinating and arduous voyage in 1556, as a youthful member of the first Protestant mission to the New World. Janet Whatley presents the first complete… See more details below

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When the famous anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss arrived in Rio de Janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: Jean de Léry's History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil. Léry had undertaken his fascinating and arduous voyage in 1556, as a youthful member of the first Protestant mission to the New World. Janet Whatley presents the first complete English translation of one of the most vivid early European accounts of life in the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520068490
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Latin American Literature and Culture
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 10.94(h) x (d)

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