Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas

Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas

by Roland Greene
     
 

In this examination of the Age of Exploration and the early modern lyric, Greene (comparative literature, University of Oregon) argues that love poetry was not simply a reflection of the times but also a means of cultural transformation. Using numerous poetic examples, extensive historical documentation, and close readings of works by Columbus, de Le'ry, Wyatt,… See more details below

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In this examination of the Age of Exploration and the early modern lyric, Greene (comparative literature, University of Oregon) argues that love poetry was not simply a reflection of the times but also a means of cultural transformation. Using numerous poetic examples, extensive historical documentation, and close readings of works by Columbus, de Le'ry, Wyatt, Sidney, and others, Greene considers the relationships between the Renaissance and colonial Latin America, and between poetry and history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226306704
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Editions and Translations
Introduction: The Unrequitedness of Conquest
1. The Columbian First Person
2. "For Love of Pau-Brasil": Objectification in Colonial Brazil
3. Love Poetry in the World
4. The Imperial Sidney
5. Huaca, Love, and Conquest: The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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