New World Encounters / Edition 1

New World Encounters / Edition 1

by Stephen Greenblatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520080211

ISBN-13: 9780520080218

Pub. Date: 03/12/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

"Refreshing and gratifying. . . . The epics of the Pueblos' resistance, the Aztec poetry before and after the conquest, and the ritual of toqui oncoy show the complexity of the means for survival developed throughout the Americas, from New Mexico to the Andes."-Jaime Concha, University of California, San Diego

"Many of these essays form the cutting edge of

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"Refreshing and gratifying. . . . The epics of the Pueblos' resistance, the Aztec poetry before and after the conquest, and the ritual of toqui oncoy show the complexity of the means for survival developed throughout the Americas, from New Mexico to the Andes."-Jaime Concha, University of California, San Diego

"Many of these essays form the cutting edge of scholarship on the expansion of Europe and its cultural consequences. Visual evidence, much of it unfamiliar, is deftly integrated into the textual analysis. . . . This work is so solid, so elegantly presented, and at the same time so innovative that the book should attract considerable attention and remain in use for a long time."-Anthony Grafton, author of Defenders of the Text

Author Biography: Stephen Greenblatt is The Class of 1932 Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Two of his publications, Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and Representing the English Renaissance (of which he is the editor) are available in paperback from California. His most recent book is Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991).

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ISBN-13:
9780520080218
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/12/1993
Series:
Representations Books Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: New World Encounters
Christopher Columbus's "Letter to the Sovereigns": Announcing the Discovery1
"Fierce and Unnatural Cruelty": Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico12
The Negotiation of Fear in Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios48
Ius et Factum: Text and Experience in the Writings of Bartolome de Las Casas85
Demons, Imagination, and the Incas101
The Philosopher's Breviary: Jean de Lery in the Enlightenment127
The Aesthetics of Conquest: Aztec Poetry Before and After Cortes139
Dancing and the Sacred in the Andes: From the Taqui-Oncoy to Rasu-Niti159
The Work of Gender in the Discourse of Discovery177
Ralegh's Fugitive Gold: Reference and Deferral in The Discoverie of Guiana218
Voices of Resistance: The Epic Curse and Camoes's Adamastor241
Elizabethan Tobacco272
Epilogue: Michel de Certeau's Heterology and the New World313
Travel Narratives of the French to Brazil: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries323
Contributors329
Index333

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