Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

by Margaret R. Greer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226307220

ISBN-13: 9780226307220

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The phrase "The Black Legend" was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country defined by ignorance, superstition, and religious fanaticism, whose history could never recover from the black mark of its violent conquest of the Americas. Challenging this stereotype, Rereading the Black Legend

Overview

The phrase "The Black Legend" was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country defined by ignorance, superstition, and religious fanaticism, whose history could never recover from the black mark of its violent conquest of the Americas. Challenging this stereotype, Rereading the Black Legend contextualizes Spain's uniquely negative reputation by exposing the colonial efforts of other nations whose interests were served by propagating the Black Legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226307220
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Margaret R. Greer   Walter D. Mignolo   Maureen Quilligan     1
Two Empires of the East
An Imperial Caste: Inverted Racialization in the Architecture of Ottoman Sovereignty   Leslie Peirce     27
Hierarchies of Age and Gender in the Mughal Construction of Domesticity and Empire   Ruby Lal     48
Spain: Conquista and Reconquista
Race and the Middle Ages: The Case of Spain and Its Jews   David Nirenberg     71
The Spanish Race   Barbara Fuchs     88
The Black Legend and Global Conspiracies: Spain, the Inquisition, and the Emerging Modern World   Irene Silverblatt     99
Of Books, Popes, and Huacas; or, The Dilemmas of Being Christian   Gonzalo Lamana     117
The View of the Empire from the Altepetl: Nahua Historical and Global Imagination   Silver Moon   Michael Ennis     150
"Race" and "Class" in the Spanish Colonies of America: A Dynamic Social Perception   Yolanda Fabiola Orquera     167
Unfixing Race   Kathryn Burns     188
Dutch Designs
Discipline and Love: Linschoten and the Estado da India   Carmen Nocentelli     205
Rereading Theodore de Bry's Black Legend   Patricia Gravatt     225
Belated England
West of Eden: American Gold, Spanish Greed, and the Discourses of English Imperialism   Edmund Valentine Campos     247
Blackening "the Turk" in Roger Ascham's A Report of Germany (1553)   Linda Bradley Salamon     270
Nations into Persons   Jeffrey Knapp     293
Afterword: What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?   Walter D. Mignolo     312
Notes     325
Bibliography     399
List of Contributors     447
Index     451

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