The Classics in South America

The Classics in South America

This volume examines the long and complex history of the Greco-Roman tradition in South America, arguing that the Classics have played a crucial, though often overlooked, role in the self-definition in the New World.

Author: Germán Campos Muñoz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350170278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This volume examines the long and complex history of the Greco-Roman tradition in South America, arguing that the Classics have played a crucial, though often overlooked, role in the self-definition in the New World. Chronicling and theorizing this history through a detailed analysis of five key moments, chosen from the early and late colonial period, the emancipatory era, and the 20th and 21st centuries, it also examines an eclectic selection of both literary and cinematographic works and artefacts such as maps, letters, scientific treatises, songs, monuments, political speeches, and even the drafts of proposals for curricular changes across Latin America. The heterogeneous cases analysed in this book reveal cultural anxieties that recur through different periods, fundamentally related to the 'newness' of the continent and the formation of identities imagined as both Western and non-Western – a genealogy of apprehensions that South American intellectuals and political figures have typically experienced when thinking of their own role in world history. In tracing this genealogy, The Classics in South America innovatively reformulates our understanding of well-known episodes in the cultural history of the region, while providing a theoretical and historical resource for further studies of the importance of the Classical tradition across Latin America.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Classics in South America

The Classics in South America

lenses—I am thinking, in particular, of Latin American postcolonial and decolonial studies. ... Yet the instances in which the encounter between the Classics and Latin America have come to bear on this history must not be taken at face ...

Author: Germán Campos Muñoz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350170261

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 608

This volume examines the long and complex history of the Greco-Roman tradition in South America, arguing that the Classics have played a crucial, though often overlooked, role in the self-definition in the New World. Chronicling and theorizing this history through a detailed analysis of five key moments, chosen from the early and late colonial period, the emancipatory era, and the 20th and 21st centuries, it also examines an eclectic selection of both literary and cinematographic works and artefacts such as maps, letters, scientific treatises, songs, monuments, political speeches, and even the drafts of proposals for curricular changes across Latin America. The heterogeneous cases analysed in this book reveal cultural anxieties that recur through different periods, fundamentally related to the 'newness' of the continent and the formation of identities imagined as both Western and non-Western – a genealogy of apprehensions that South American intellectuals and political figures have typically experienced when thinking of their own role in world history. In tracing this genealogy, The Classics in South America innovatively reformulates our understanding of well-known episodes in the cultural history of the region, while providing a theoretical and historical resource for further studies of the importance of the Classical tradition across Latin America.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Antiquities and Classical Traditions in Latin America

Antiquities and Classical Traditions in Latin America

This collection is the first concerted attempt to explore the significance of classical legacies for Latin American history – from the uses of antiquarian learning in colonial institutions to the currents of Romantic Hellenism which ...

Author: Andrew Laird

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119559332

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 153

This collection is the first concerted attempt to explore the significance of classical legacies for Latin American history – from the uses of antiquarian learning in colonial institutions to the currents of Romantic Hellenism which inspired liberators and nation-builders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Discusses how the model of Roman imperialism, challenges to Aristotle’s theories of geography and natural slavery, and Cicero’s notion of the patria have had a pervasive influence on thought and politics throughout the Latin American region Brings together essays by specialists in art history, cultural anthropology and literary studies, as well as Americanists and scholars of the classical tradition Shows that appropriations of the Greco-Roman past are a recurrent catalyst for change in the Americas Calls attention to ideas and developments which have been overlooked in standard narratives of intellectual history
Categories: History

South America Yesterday s Classics

South America  Yesterday s Classics

Questions and activities at the end of each chapter help the reader strengthen his understanding of the material, while the conversational style makes the book a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Author: Nellie B Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1633341380

Category:

Page: 458

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Embark on a voyage through all the countries of South America, with Nellie B. Allen as your guide, pointing out interesting sights along the route and sharing stories about them. In that way you will learn about such activities as the tapping of rubber trees in the Amazon rain forest, the picking of coffee berries in Sao Paolo, and the harvesting of cacao beans in Ecuador as well as getting to know something about the workers involved in their production. You will observe the crafting of Panama hats and the spinning of yarn and weaving of ponchos. You will wonder at all the mining activities: nitrate and guano on the coast and gold and other metals in the interior. And you will hear stories of the discovery of the continent by Europeans, how Magellan sailed through his strait and Pizarro conquered the Incas in Peru. Embark on a voyage through all the countries of South America, with Nellie B. Allen as your guide, pointing out interesting sights along the route and sharing stories about them. In that way you will learn about such activities as the tapping of rubber trees in the Amazon rain forest, the picking of coffee berries in Sao Paolo, and the harvesting of cacao beans in Ecuador as well as getting to know something about the workers involved in their production. You will observe the crafting of Panama hats and the spinning of yarn and weaving of ponchos. You will wonder at all the mining activities: nitrate and guano on the coast and gold and other metals in the interior. And you will hear stories of the discovery of the continent by Europeans, how Magellan sailed through his strait and Pizarro conquered the Incas in Peru. More than anything you will come to appreciate that South America is a land of contrasts with moist rain forests and well-watered plains east of the Andes and desert areas to the west. But you must stay on your toes for the author will ask you why one side is wet, the other dry, which products are best cultivated in what environments, and where else in the world you have seen the same crops grown or minerals mined. Questions and activities at the end of each chapter help the reader strengthen his understanding of the material, while the conversational style makes the book a thoroughly enjoyable read. Questions and activities at the end of each chapter help the reader strengthen his understanding of the material, while the conversational style makes the book a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Brill s Companion to Classics in the Early Americas

Brill   s Companion to Classics in the Early Americas

as Tordesillas Line, running North–South, and the Mexican/U.S. border wall, running East–West, stand for just some of the geopolitical, imperial, cultural, linguistic, racial, and gender(ed) lines which cut across America and through ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004468658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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Brill’s Companion to Classics in the Early Americas opens a window onto classical receptions across the Hispanophone, Lusophone, Francophone and Anglophone Americas during the early modern period, examining classical reception as a phenomenon in transhemispheric perspective for the first
Categories: Literary Criticism

Geological Observations on South America by Charles Darwin Delphi Classics Illustrated

Geological Observations on South America by Charles Darwin   Delphi Classics  Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Geological Observations on South America by Charles Darwin - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Charles Darwin’.

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788776127

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 108

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Geological Observations on South America by Charles Darwin - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Charles Darwin’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Darwin includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Geological Observations on South America by Charles Darwin - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Darwin’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
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Notes of a naturalist in South America

Notes of a naturalist in South America

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.

Author: John Ball

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040754809

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

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"Notes of a naturalist in South America" by John Ball. 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.
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The Golden Age of the Classics in America

The Golden Age of the Classics in America

1, p. 37; Aida DiPace Donald et al., eds., Diary of Charles Francis Adams (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1964–), June 20, 1824, vol. 1, p. 198. 4. Joseph R. Berrigan, “The Impact of the Classics upon the South ...

Author: Carl J Richard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674054493

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Page: 272

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In a masterful study Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics became enshrined in American antebellum culture. For the first time, knowledge of the classics extended beyond aristocratic males to the middle class, women, African Americans, and frontier settlers. The Civil War led to a radical alteration of the educational system in a way that steadily eroded the preeminence of the classics.
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European Images of the Americas and the Classical Tradition

European Images of the Americas and the Classical Tradition

The content and forms of European classical tradition were at first transplanted, largely unchanged, ... This was the pattern, for example, in the Spanish provinces in Central and South America, beginning in the early 16th century under ...

Author: Wolfgang Haase

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110870244

Category: History

Page: 719

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Categories: History

Secret Cities of Old South America

Secret Cities of Old South America

The Amazon on the stone is shown with the double axe on her shoulder {Vide South American Amazon axes, page 177, Livre de I'Antiquite), a weapon peculiar to the classic Amazon. Many swords of the remote ages ...

Author: Harold T. Wilkins

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605203218

Category: Travel

Page: 488

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Monstrous beasts, lost worlds, vanished civilizations, Amazon warriors, even Atlantis and Noahs ark figure in this wondrous and rare book. Hard to find in print before now, this obscure 1952 work is an artifact itself, of the postwar fascination with all things mysterious, from flying saucers to ancient astronauts to the third eye. In this wildly entertainingand more than a little bit preposterousdocument, Wilkins takes us from mountain jungles to unexplored swamps on a search for the hidden secrets of old South America. Seekers after the arcane and fans of the paranormal will delight in this odd and extraordinary volume. British journalist and historian HAROLD T. WILKINS (18911960) is also the author of Mysteries of Ancient South America (1945) and Mysteries of Time and Space (1958).
Categories: Travel