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by Santiago Sebastian,John F. Moffitt

  • ISBN: 0826316395
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  • Author: Santiago Sebastian,John F. Moffitt
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 399 pages
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O Brave New People explores the myths and preconceptions early European explorers brought with them to the New World and the ways in which such ideas have shaped misperceptions about American Indians to the present.

O Brave New People explores the myths and preconceptions early European explorers brought with them to the New World and the ways in which such ideas have shaped misperceptions about American Indians to the present. Thinking he was in the Far East, Christopher Columbus labeled native inhabitants ''Indians'' in 1492, and so fixed a misnomer that carries with it a whole host of medieval and Renaissance European beliefs and legends

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. O Brave New People explores the myths and preconceptions early European explorers brought with them to the New World and the ways in which such ideas have shaped misperceptions about American Indians to the present. Thinking he was in the Far East.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers Eastern or Western. Those anomalous Indian stereotypes generated by the Columbian encounter. In 1492 when Christopher Columbus encountered native inhabitants of the Americas, he thought he was in the Far East - and so he mistakenly called them Indians. The misnomer has persisted and with it a host of medieval and Renaissance beliefs and misconceptions about Indians.

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By John F. Moffitt and Santiago Sebastian. Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1996. Fortunately-and, as becomes clear from reading Moffitt and Sebastian's introduction, quite purposefully-0 Brave New People was spare

By John F. xiv + 399 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. The Quincentennial celebration marked an unprecedented flurry f publication activity. Yet while 1992 publications related to the Old and New World encounter numbered in the hundreds, only a very few of these will be remembered as lasting contributions to Age of Discovery scholarship. Fortunately-and, as becomes clear from reading Moffitt and Sebastian's introduction, quite purposefully-0 Brave New People was spare. ct a 1992 publication date and its negative connotations.

John F. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1996. Although Moffitt and Sebastian remark that they did not intend to employ postmodern theory in this analysis of the European & of American Indians from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, they admit that "n retrospect. now seem a textbook example of deconstruction" because it dismantles the stereotypical imagery that continues to inform Western conceptualizations of these indigenous.

O Brave New People book. John F. Moffitt, Santiago Sebastian.

O Brave New People explores the myths and preconceptions early European explorers brought with them to the . Forgotten historical evidence documents just why Native Americans were called Indians, and perceived by medieval Europeans as noble or ignoble savages.

O Brave New People explores the myths and preconceptions early European explorers brought with them to the New World and the ways in which such ideas have shaped.

Moffitt, John . and Sebastián, Santiago. O Brave New People: The European Invention of the American Indian. The Savages of America: A Study of the Indian and the Idea of Civilization. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

See John Moffitt and Santiago Sebastian, O Brave New People: The European Invention of the Amerrican Indian (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996), 31–43. 43. Brading, The First America, 17. oogle Scholar. 44. Wauchope, Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents, 6. 45. Moffitt and Sebastian, O Brave New People, 243,Google Scholar.

In 1492 when Christopher Columbus encountered native inhabitants of the Americas, he thought he was in the Far East - and so he mistakenly called them "Indians." The misnomer has persisted and with it a host of medieval and Renaissance beliefs and misconceptions about "Indians." Eastern or Western. Those anomalous "Indian" stereotypes generated by the Columbian encounter, both positive and negative, still determine many details of the present-day image of Native Americans.The authors reclaim the historical origins of still-evolving attitudes about the Indian myth in precolonial pictorial and literary sources. Essential for the initial European invention of the American Indian were both the scriptural precedent of the Edenic Earthly Paradise, itself often placed in India on medieval maps, and the equally ancient idea of the Noble Savage. The authors document the establishment of psychological boundaries between Europeans and their subject "New Peoples," and how the Europeans' New World was interpreted in light of Christian prophecy. They also reveal that long before Columbus's discovery, Europeans had attached the same conventional imagery to a host of non-European "Primitive Others." The authors examine the explorers' chronicles to show just how they wrote about, and sometimes pictured, a strange new world unfolding its wonders after 1492.This original, provocative, and sometimes unsettling book will be important to scholars of history, anthropology, literature, medieval and Renaissance European culture, cartography, and the pictorial imagery of early colonial America.

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