History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil

History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil

When the famous anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss arrived in Rio de Janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: Jean de Léry's History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil.

Author: Jean De Lery

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520913809

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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When the famous anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss arrived in Rio de Janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: Jean de Léry's History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil. Léry had undertaken his fascinating and arduous voyage in 1556, as a youthful member of the first Protestant mission to the New World. Janet Whatley presents the first complete English translation of one of the most vivid early European accounts of life in the New World.
Categories: Social Science

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

First, while voyages across the open ocean always involved risk, many crews
also knew how to keep themselves alive and well fed by harvesting the abundant
riches of the sea. (See the section “Pictures of Brazil” for one memorable image
of ...

Author: Peter C. Mancall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195155971

Category: History

Page: 413

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This is a primary source collection of narratives about travel and discovery in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the 16th century. The authors represent multiple nationalities, including Spanish, Huguenot, French, Italian, and English, and the locations range from Brazil to Canada, China to Virginia, and Angola to Florida, encompassing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
Categories: History

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson, being an account of
his Travels and Experience among the ... Beverley, History and Present State of
Virginia, 170. 33. ... Jean de Léry, History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, trans.

Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814780679

Category: History

Page: 341

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What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.
Categories: History

The Columbian Covenant Race and the Writing of American History

The Columbian Covenant  Race and the Writing of American History

... 2005), 17, 138–140; Stephen Greenblatt, Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder
of the New World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991), 14–16; Jean de
Léry, History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Otherwise Called America, trans.

Author: James Carson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438638

Category: History

Page: 127

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This provocative analysis of American historiography argues that when scholars use modern racial language to articulate past histories of race and society, they collapse different historical signs of skin color into a transhistorical and essentialist notion of race that implicates their work in the very racial categories they seek to transcend.
Categories: History

Pineapple Culture

Pineapple Culture

A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones Gary Y. Okihiro. FIGURE 1 5. ...
From Jean de Lery, Histoire d'un voyage fait en la terre du Bresil, autrement dite
Amerique ( 1 5 80), published as History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, trans.

Author: Gary Y. Okihiro

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520942957

Category: History

Page: 272

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Plucked from tropical America, the pineapple was brought to European tables and hothouses before it was conveyed back to the tropics, where it came to dominate U.S. and world markets. Pineapple Culture is a dazzling history of the world's tropical and temperate zones told through the pineapple's illustrative career. Following Gary Y. Okihiro's enthusiastically received Island World: A History of Hawai`i and the United States, Pineapple Culture continues to upend conventional ideas about history, space, and time with its provocative vision. At the center of the story is the thoroughly modern tale of Dole's "Hawaiian" pineapple, which, from its island periphery, infiltrated the white, middle-class homes of the continental United States. The transit of the pineapple brilliantly illuminates the history and geography of empires—their creations and accumulations; the circuits of knowledge, capital, labor, goods, and the cultures that characterize them; and their assumed power to name, classify, and rule over alien lands, peoples, and resources.
Categories: History

Thinking the Limits of the Body

Thinking the Limits of the Body

There he returned to writing his account of his 1556 voyage to Brazil. History of a
Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Otherwise called America, ([1625], 1990) was
published a full twenty years after Lery's return from Brazil to France. His treatise
on ...

Author: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791456005

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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This collection maps the very best efforts to think the body at its limits. Because the body encompasses communities (social and political bodies), territories (geographical bodies), and historical texts and ideas (a body of literature, a body of work), Cohen and Weiss seek trans-disciplinary points of resonance and divergence to examine how disciplinary metaphors materialize specific bodies, and where these bodies break down and/or refuse prescribed paths. Whereas postmodern theorizations of the body often neglect its corporeality in favor of its cultural construction, this book demonstrates the inseparability of textuality, materiality, and history in any discussion of the body.
Categories: Social Science

The Gift in Sixteenth century France

The Gift in Sixteenth century France

The Voyages of Jacques Cartier , trans . H . P . Biggar , introduction by Ramsay
Cook ( Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 1993 ) , 21 - 22 , 24 - 25 , 49 - 51 ,
59 - 60 , 67 . 39 . Jean de Léry , History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil , trans .

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis


ISBN: 0199242887

Category: History

Page: 298

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In this gem of a book, Natalie Zemon Davis explores the role of gifts in Renaissance France. From the King's bounty to the beggar's alms, from the lavish feasting and display of civic dignitaries to the humble tokens exchanged by peasant bride and groom, the giving and receiving of gifts -then, as now - held tremendous significance.Full of vignettes which illuminate life and belief in the sixteenth century, The Gift examines how the giving of presents functioned at all levels of society. As they do today, people evaluated gifts all the time - their own gifts and those of others - deciding what was at stake, and judgingwhether it was a good gift, a bad gift, or even a gift at all. Sometimes gifts brought peace and amity; sometimes they led to bitter quarrels and accusations of corruption. The Reformation and its liturgy were in part a quarrel between Protestants and Catholics about whether humans can give giftsto god, and what gifts we owe each other.Natalie Zemon Davis here deploys her own gift for the retelling of sometimes poignant personal stories to offer both telling cultural detail and a true historical perspective on the turbulent era of the Renaissance and Reformation.
Categories: History

Early Modern Zoology

Early Modern Zoology

ECKHOUT AND GEORG MARCGRAF Rebecca Parker Brienen Discovered in
1500 by the Portuguese, ... See his 1578 History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil
, trans.

Author: Karel A. E. Enenkel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004131880

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In this volume, specialists from various disciplines (Neo-Latin, French, German, Dutch, History, History of Science, Art History) explore the fascinating early modern discourses on animals in science, literature and the visual arts.
Categories: Nature

Engraving the Savage

Engraving the Savage

Paging through Jean de Léry's Histoire d'un voyagefaict en la terre du Brésil (
1578; History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil), for example, one halts at the full-
page ethnographic “portrait” of a Tupinamba family (Figure 1).1 In his text, Léry
has ...

Author: Michael Gaudio

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816648467

Category: Art

Page: 207

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In 1585, the British painter and explorer John White created images of Carolina Algonquian Indians. These images were collected and engraved in 1590 by the Flemish publisher and printmaker Theodor de Bry and were reproduced widely, establishing the visual prototype of North American Indians for European and Euro-American readers. In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its “savage other.” Going beyond the notion of the “savage” as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques of copperplate engraving shaped Western responses to indigenous peoples. Engraving the Savage demonstrates that the early visual critics of the engravings attempted-without complete success-to open a comfortable space between their own “civil” image-making practices and the “savage” practices of Native Americans-such as tattooing, bodily ornamentation, picture-writing, and idol worship. The real significance of these ethnographic engravings, he contends, lies in the traces they leave of a struggle to create meaning from the image of the American Indian. The visual culture of engraving and what it shows, Gaudio reasons, is critical to grasping how America was first understood in the European imagination. His interpretations of de Bry’s engravings describe a deeply ambivalent pictorial space in between civil and savage-a space in which these two organizing concepts of Western culture are revealed in their making. Michael Gaudio is assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota.
Categories: Art

Renaissance Literatures and Postcolonial Studies

Renaissance Literatures and Postcolonial Studies

Léry, Jean de [1578] (1990), History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, otherwise
called America, trans. ... Linschoten, Jan Huygen van [1596] (1598), Iohn
Huighen van Linschoten his Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies,

Author: Shankar Raman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Shows how Renaissance writers and artists struggled to reconcile past traditions with experiences of 'discovery'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Music in American Religious Experience

Music in American Religious Experience

Publications in American Church History. Vol. 8. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic
University of America. de Léry, Jean. [1585] 1990. History of a Voyage to the
Land of Brazil, Otherwise Called America. Trans. by Janet Whatley. Berkeley: ...

Author: Philip V. Bohlman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199883882

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience and has been of fundamental importance in the development of American identity and psyche. The essays in this long-awaited volume explore the diverse ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States and address the fullness of music's presence in American religious history. Timely, challenging, and stimulating, this collection will appeal to students and scholars of American history, American studies, religious studies, theology, musicology, and ethnomusicology, as well as to practicing sacred musicians.
Categories: Music

Aristocratic Encounters

Aristocratic Encounters

... either quotation marks or the French or German word in order to signal its
historical status . ... to one of Montaigne's probable sources , Jean de Léry ,
History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil , Otherwise Called America , ed . and
introd .

Author: Harry Liebersohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521003601

Category: History

Page: 192

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European aristocrats visiting North America developed an affinity with the warrior elites of Indian societies.
Categories: History

Michel de Certeau

Michel de Certeau

... terre du Brésil ( History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil ) , published in 1578 ,
tells the story of the author's experiences in the bay of Rio between Voices in the
Text Jean de Léry: Heterology and Myth.

Author: Jeremy Ahearne

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804726728

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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Michel de Certeau died on January 9, 1986, leaving behind him the memory of an "intelligence without bounds" (Roger Chartier) and of "one of the boldest, the most secret, and the most sensitive minds of our time" (Julia Kristeva). Since 1984, with the translation of The Practice of Everyday Life, his writings have begun to circulate across a number of disciplines in the English-speaking world. This book is the first full-length study of Certeau's thought, designed as a guide to draw out not only the exceptional range but the overall coherence of his oeuvre. The author focuses on those intertexts that work most powerfully in Certeau's major writings: contemporary French historiography, the writings of early modern mystics and travelers, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu, Freud, the linguistics of "utterance," and a broad spectrum of work on contemporary cultural practices.
Categories: Philosophy

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Otherwise Called America. Trans. Janet
Whatley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. Lindemann, Mary.
Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University

Author: Ken Albala

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520799

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely divergent practices that spread, nurtured, and strengthened their religious beliefs and communities. Featuring never-before published essays, this anthology follows the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationship among religious eating habits and politics, culture, and social structure. Theoretically rich and full of engaging portraits, essays consider the rise of food buying and consumerism in the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its resulting sanctions against sumptuous eating, the gender and racial politics of sacramental food production in colonial America, and the struggle to define "enlightened" Lenten dietary restrictions in early modern France. Essays on the nineteenth century explore the religious implications of wheat growing and breadmaking among New Zealand's Maori population and the revival of the Agape meal, or love feast, among American brethren in Christ Church. Twentieth-century topics include the metaphysical significance of vegetarianism, the function of diet in Greek Orthodoxy, American Christian weight loss programs, and the practice of silent eating rituals among English Benedictine monks. Two introductory essays detail the key themes tying these essays together and survey food's role in developing and disseminating the teachings of Christianity, not to mention providing a tangible experience of faith.
Categories: Cooking

The Challenge of American History

The Challenge of American History

Anthony Pagden (New Haven, 1986); Jean de Léry, History of a Voyage to the
land of Brazil, Otherwise Called America, trans. Janet Whatley (Berkeley, 1990);
Bartolomé De Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, trans.

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801862221

Category: History

Page: 331

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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.
Categories: History

The History of a Voyage to the Malouine or Falkland Islands

The History of a Voyage to the Malouine  or Falkland  Islands

VV. and at six had light of the coast of Brazil, bearing VV. and W. N. W. about
fifteen leagues distance. At seven we came about to the wind in order to make
the land; but the weather grew so hazy, that by ten o'clock we had lost sight os it.

Author: Antoine-Joseph Pernety

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108064330

Category: History

Page: 346

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This journal, translated into English in 1771, is an account of the 1763-4 French expedition to the Falkland Islands.
Categories: History

Journal of a Voyage to Brazil

Journal of a Voyage to Brazil

Table of Contents I judged it necessary to prefix the following sketch of the history
of Brazil to the journal of my voyage ... and the land already cultivated, and the
mines already known and worked, were entered upon at once by the conquerors.

Author: Lady Maria Callcott

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664641588

Category: Travel

Page: 1814

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"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Lady Maria Callcott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Travel

A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th Century

A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th Century

First Supplement to the Voyage of Sir Francis Drake ; being an Account of Part of
the foregoing Navigation , by Nuno da Silva . ... Setting sail , therefore , with the
said admiral from Brava , they held their course for the land of Brazil , which they

Author: Robert Kerr


ISBN: NYPL:33433003271594



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