This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The problem of recognition; 2. The image of the barbarian; 3. The theory of natural slavery; 4. From nature's slaves to nature's children; 5. The rhetorician and the theologians: Juan Gins de Seplveda and his dialogue, Democrates secundus; 6. A programme for comparative ethnology (I); 7. A programme for comparative ethnology (II); 8. Joseph Franois Lafitau: comparative ethnology and the language of symbols; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This book gives a new interpretation of the reception of the new world by the old. It is the first in-depth study of the pre-Enlightenment methods by which Europeans attempted to describe and classify the American Indian and his society. Between 1512 and 1724 a simple determinist view of human society was replaced by a more sophisticated relativist approach. Anthony Pagden uses new methods of technical analysis, already developed in philosophy and anthropology, to examine four groups of writers who analysed Indian culture: the sixteenth-century theologian, Francisco de Vitoria, and his followers; the 'champion of the Indians' Bartolomé de Las Casas; and the Jesuit historians José de Acosta and Joseph François Lafitau. Dr Pagden explains the sources for their theories and how these conditioned their observations. He also examines for the first time the key terms in each writer's vocabulary - words such as 'barbarian' and 'civil' - and the assumptions that lay beneath them.
Book Description: A history of the changing intellectual attitudes in 16th- and 17th-century Spain towards the American Indians and their society.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge Univ Pr, West Nyack, New York, U.S.A., 1982. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 256 pages. Ex-library. Dust jacket glued on. Size: 8vo - otver 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 606502
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110521222028
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0521222028