Encounters in the New World


Encounters in the New World
  • Author : Associate Professor of History and American Studies Jill Lepore,Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780613573566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jill Lepore, winner of the distinguished Bancroft Prize for history, brings to life in exciting, first-person detail some of the earliest events in American history. Pages From History.

European Encounters with the New World


European Encounters with the New World
  • Author : Anthony Pagden
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1993-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300059502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For review see: J.W. Schulte Nordholt, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jrg. 107, nr. 4 (1994); p. 591-592.

New World Encounters


New World Encounters
  • Author : Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt, PH D
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780520080201
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The five centuries which have passed since the discovery of the New World have not diminished the overwhelming importance or strangeness of the early encounter between Europeans and native Americans. This collection of essays offers a multidisciplinary approach to this meeting of cultures.

New World Encounters


New World Encounters
  • Author : Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt, PH D
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1993-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780520080218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The five centuries which have passed since the discovery of the New World have not diminished the overwhelming importance or strangeness of the early encounter between Europeans and native Americans. This collection of essays offers a multidisciplinary approach to this meeting of cultures.

Colonial Encounters in New World Writing 1500 1786


Colonial Encounters in New World Writing  1500 1786
  • Author : Susan Castillo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 1134374895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Susan Castillo’s pioneering study examines the extraordinary proliferation of polyphonic or ‘multi-voiced’ texts in the three centuries following the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Taking a selection of plays, printed dialogues, travel narratives and lexicographic studies in English, Spanish and French, the book explores both European and indigenous writers of the early Americas. Paying particular attention to performance and performativity in the texts of the early colonial world, Susan Castillo asks: why vast numbers of polyphonic and performative texts emerged in the Early Americas how these texts enabled explorers, settlers and indigenous groups to come to terms with radical differences in language, behaviour and cultural practices how dialogues, plays and paratheatrical texts were used to impose or resist ideologies and cultural norms how performance and polyphony allowed Europeans and Americans to debate exactly what it meant to be European or American, or in some cases, both. Tracing the dynamic enactment of (often conflictive) encounters between differing local narratives, Castillo presents polyphonic texts as not only singularly useful tools for exploring what initially seemed inexpressible or for conveying controversial ideas, but also as the site where cultural difference is negotiated. Offering unparalleled linguistic and historical range, through the analysis of texts from Spain, France, New Spain, Peru, Brazil, New England and New France, this volume is an important advance in the study of early American literature and the writings of colonial encounter.

Colonial Encounters in New World Writing 1500 1786


Colonial Encounters in New World Writing  1500 1786
  • Author : Susan Castillo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 1134374887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Susan Castillo’s pioneering study examines the extraordinary proliferation of polyphonic or ‘multi-voiced’ texts in the three centuries following the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Taking a selection of plays, printed dialogues, travel narratives and lexicographic studies in English, Spanish and French, the book explores both European and indigenous writers of the early Americas. Paying particular attention to performance and performativity in the texts of the early colonial world, Susan Castillo asks: why vast numbers of polyphonic and performative texts emerged in the Early Americas how these texts enabled explorers, settlers and indigenous groups to come to terms with radical differences in language, behaviour and cultural practices how dialogues, plays and paratheatrical texts were used to impose or resist ideologies and cultural norms how performance and polyphony allowed Europeans and Americans to debate exactly what it meant to be European or American, or in some cases, both. Tracing the dynamic enactment of (often conflictive) encounters between differing local narratives, Castillo presents polyphonic texts as not only singularly useful tools for exploring what initially seemed inexpressible or for conveying controversial ideas, but also as the site where cultural difference is negotiated. Offering unparalleled linguistic and historical range, through the analysis of texts from Spain, France, New Spain, Peru, Brazil, New England and New France, this volume is an important advance in the study of early American literature and the writings of colonial encounter.

Constructing America


Constructing America
  • Author : Rachel Winchcombe
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encounters Old and New in World History


Encounters Old and New in World History
  • Author : Alan Karras,Laura J. Mitchell
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2017-06-30
  • ISBN : 0824866126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced scholars and classroom teachers. Uniting them together in this volume is their professional relationship with Jerry H. Bentley (1949–2012). This shared connection served as a catalyst to showcase Bentley’s enduring legacy: a commitment to investigating large-scale questions with detailed empirical evidence that explains the human condition—documenting both patterns of similarity and difference in ways that account for regional and temporal variations. The volume continues Bentley’s meticulous attention to world historical methods: focus on scale, cross-cultural encounter, comparison, periodization, critical geography, and interdisciplinarity. Encounters Old and New in World History responds to provocations that Jerry Bentley tendered in his scholarship and through his professional activities. Contributors interrogate the institutional settings, disciplinary proclivities, methodological choices, and diverse source bases of world history research and teaching. Several essays address the ways in which present-day concerns influence research on local and global scales. Other essays pay particular attention to the production and circulation of knowledge across regional, temporal, and class boundaries, as well as between the academy and the wider public. Claiming the centrality of globally informed and focused approaches to historical inquiry, researchers continue the conversations that Bentley carried on through his own scholarship, teaching, editing of the Journal of World History, participating in public forums, and contributing to public discussions about the place of history in understanding today’s global integration. The stakes involved in asking questions about the shared history of humankind continue to increase in the current era of intensified globalization. It is incumbent upon scholars with the skills to work across linguistic, geographic, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries to show the ways that cross-cultural encounters happened historically, and to point out how such interactions play out in the institutions, classrooms, and public debates where historical interpretations are created and shared.

Encounters at the Heart of the World


Encounters at the Heart of the World
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Fenn
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 2014-03-11
  • ISBN : 0374711070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them, but why don't we know more? Who were they really? In this extraordinary book, Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. Her boldly original interpretation of these diverse research findings offers us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past. By 1500, more than twelve thousand Mandans were established on the northern Plains, and their commercial prowess, agricultural skills, and reputation for hospitality became famous. Recent archaeological discoveries show how these Native American people thrived, and then how they collapsed. The damage wrought by imported diseases like smallpox and the havoc caused by the arrival of horses and steamboats were tragic for the Mandans, yet, as Fenn makes clear, their sense of themselves as a people with distinctive traditions endured. A riveting account of Mandan history, landscapes, and people, Fenn's narrative is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world.

Fallen Angels


Fallen Angels
  • Author : C. K. Quarterman
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • ISBN : 1935507893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most fascinating and strategic topics in ancient texts is the record of fallen angels, giants, and UFO's. Fallen angels and giants are shrouded in mystery and belong to the age of pyramids and other great wonders of the world. It is an epoch that was destroyed by God's judgment, a flood, which left the world everlastingly changed, the evidence of which is found in the tales, folklore, and traditions of many cultures around the world."There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" (Genesis 6:4).This vivid language defines the conspiracy of evil which has beset our world. The ancient books, Enoch and Jubilees, tell us of a race of nephilim, which are hybrids, alive in history and today, fathered by fallen angels. Strange as this may seem, the Lord declares that this conspiracy of evil is to be repeated before His return. Consequently, it is important from the standpoint of both understanding history and understanding the future that we understand these events.The world is in a slumber, asleep with the dream of a better tomorrow. While dark forces of fallen angels are arrayed against us, many today write about the approaching juggernaut of the apocalypseand well they should! Few, however, know or understand that fallen angels have brought us to this apocalypse, this apex of human history.The end of the world as we know it is about to take place. A storm is gathering, so terrible as to cause men's hearts to fail them for fear; we must not approach this coming apocalypse unaware and unarmed.

Death in the New World


Death in the New World
  • Author : Erik R. Seeman
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-09-28
  • ISBN : 0812206002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reminders of death were everywhere in the New World, from the epidemics that devastated Indian populations and the mortality of slaves working the Caribbean sugar cane fields to the unfamiliar diseases that afflicted Europeans in the Chesapeake and West Indies. According to historian Erik R. Seeman, when Indians, Africans, and Europeans encountered one another, they could not ignore the similarities in their approaches to death. All of these groups believed in an afterlife to which the soul or spirit traveled after death. As a result all felt that corpses—the earthly vessels for the soul or spirit—should be treated with respect, and all mourned the dead with commemorative rituals. Seeman argues that deathways facilitated communication among peoples otherwise divided by language and custom. They observed, asked questions about, and sometimes even participated in their counterparts' rituals. At the same time, insofar as New World interactions were largely exploitative, the communication facilitated by parallel deathways was often used to influence or gain advantage over one's rivals. In Virginia, for example, John Smith used his knowledge of Powhatan deathways to impress the local Indians with his abilities as a healer as part of his campaign to demonstrate the superiority of English culture. Likewise, in the 1610-1614 war between Indians and English, the Powhatans mutilated English corpses because they knew this act would horrify their enemies. Told in a series of engrossing narratives, Death in the New World is a landmark study that offers a fresh perspective on the dynamics of cross-cultural encounters and their larger ramifications in the Atlantic world.

Making the New World Their Own


Making the New World Their Own
  • Author : Qiong Zhang
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 9004284389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making the New World Their Own offers a systematic study of how Chinese scholars came to understand that the earth is shaped as a globe. This notion arose from their encounters with the Jesuit missionaries in the seventeenth century.

Cartographic Encounters


Cartographic Encounters
  • Author : John Rennie Short
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2009-07-15
  • ISBN : 1861897499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There’s no excuse for getting lost these days—satellite maps on our computers can chart our journey in detail and electronics on our car dashboards instruct us which way to turn. But there was a time when the varied landscape of North America was largely undocumented, and expeditions like that of Lewis and Clark set out to map its expanse. As John Rennie Short argues in Cartographic Encounters, that mapping of the New World was only possible due to a unique relationship between the indigenous inhabitants and the explorers. In this vital reinterpretation of American history, Short describes how previous accounts of the mapping of the new world have largely ignored the fundamental role played by local, indigenous guides. The exchange of information that resulted from this “cartographic encounter” allowed the native Americans to draw upon their wide knowledge of the land in the hope of gaining a better position among the settlers. This account offers a radical new understanding of Western expansion and the mapping of the land and will be essential to scholars in cartography and American history.

Encounters of the Spirit


Encounters of the Spirit
  • Author : Richard W. Pointer
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2007-09-28
  • ISBN : 0253116899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historians have long been aware that the encounter with Europeans affected all aspects of Native American life. But were Indians the only ones changed by these cross-cultural meetings? Might the newcomers' ways, including their religious beliefs and practices, have also been altered amid their myriad contacts with native peoples? In Encounters of the Spirit, Richard W. Pointer takes up these intriguing questions in an innovative study of the religious encounter between Indians and Euro-Americans in early America. Exploring a series of episodes across the three centuries of the colonial era and stretching from New Spain to New France and the English settlements, he finds that the flow of cultural influence was more often reciprocal than unidirectional.

European Encounters with the New World


European Encounters with the New World
  • Author : Anthony Pagden
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Native American Whalemen and the World


Native American Whalemen and the World
  • Author : Nancy Shoemaker
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2015-04-27
  • ISBN : 1469622580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the nineteenth century, nearly all Native American men living along the southern New England coast made their living traveling the world's oceans on whaleships. Many were career whalemen, spending twenty years or more at sea. Their labor invigorated economically depressed reservations with vital income and led to complex and surprising connections with other Indigenous peoples, from the islands of the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. At home, aboard ship, or around the world, Native American seafarers found themselves in a variety of situations, each with distinct racial expectations about who was "Indian" and how "Indians" behaved. Treated by their white neighbors as degraded dependents incapable of taking care of themselves, Native New Englanders nevertheless rose to positions of command at sea. They thereby complicated myths of exploration and expansion that depicted cultural encounters as the meeting of two peoples, whites and Indians. Highlighting the shifting racial ideologies that shaped the lives of these whalemen, Nancy Shoemaker shows how the category of "Indian" was as fluid as the whalemen were mobile.

Cultural Encounters


Cultural Encounters
  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Perry,Anne J. Cruz
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • ISBN : 0520301242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression. Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies—whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significance of the Inquisition. Contributors: Jaime Contreras, Anne J. Cruz, Jesús M. De Bujanda, Richard E. Greenleaf, Stephen Haliczer, Stanley M. Hordes, Richard L. Kagan, J. Jorge Klor de Alva, Moshe Lazar, Angus I. K. MacKay, Geraldine McKendrick, Roberto Moreno de los Arcos, Mary Elizabeth Perry, Noemí Quezada, María Helena Sanchez Ortega, Joseph H. Silverman This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1995.

Imagining the Americas in Print


Imagining the Americas in Print
  • Author : Michiel van Groesen
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-09-16
  • ISBN : 9004348034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Imagining the Americas in Print, Michiel van Groesen reveals the variety of ways in which early modern Europe gathered information and manufactured knowledge about the Americas, and used it to further their colonial ambitions in the Atlantic world.

Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas


Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-04-09
  • ISBN : 9004273689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas brings together 15 archaeological case studies that offer new perspectives on colonial period interactions in the Caribbean and surrounding areas through a specific focus on material culture and indigenous agency.

American Encounters


American Encounters
  • Author : University Peter C Mancall,Peter C. Mancall,James Hart Merrell
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780415923750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of articles that describe the relationships and encounters between Native Americans and Europeans throughout American history.