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Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean 1492-1797

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Europe encountered America in 1492, a meeting of cultures graphically described in the logbook of Christopher Columbus. His stories of peaceful savages and cruel cannibals have formed the matrix for all subsequent descriptions of that native Caribbean society. The encounter itself obsessed colonialist writing and reappeared repeatedly, such as in the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, up to the last version, the enormously popular tale of Inkle and Yarico, which was contemporary with the final military defeat of the remaining native Caribbeans in the 1790s. Peter Hulme's detailed analyses of these stories bring to light the techniques used to produce, within colonial discourse, a 'savagery' that could be denied the right to possess in law the land that it cultivated.

Very good condition. Boards and pages are clean, bright and undamaged. There are no marks either internally or externally and the book appears unused. The dustjacket shows some sunning to the spine and some light rubbing to its surface only. Overall a very nice copy.

Item details

Author(s):
Hulme, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222 x 146 x 22 mm
Edition:
First edition (1986)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0416418600
ISBN-13:
9780416418606
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean 1492-1797

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Europe encountered America in 1492, a meeting of cultures graphically described in the logbook of Christopher Columbus. His stories of peaceful savages and cruel cannibals have formed the matrix for all subsequent descriptions of that native Caribbean society. The encounter itself obsessed colonialist writing and reappeared repeatedly, such as in the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, up to the last version, the enormously popular tale of Inkle and Yarico, which was contemporary with the final military defeat of the remaining native Caribbeans in the 1790s. Peter Hulme's detailed analyses of these stories bring to light the techniques used to produce, within colonial discourse, a 'savagery' that could be denied the right to possess in law the land that it cultivated.

Very good condition. Boards and pages are clean, bright and undamaged. There are no marks either internally or externally and the book appears unused. The dustjacket shows some sunning to the spine and some light rubbing to its surface only. Overall a very nice copy.

Author(s):
Hulme, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222 x 146 x 22 mm
Edition:
First edition (1986)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0416418600
ISBN-13:
9780416418606
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean 1492-1797

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