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The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh Neil L. Whitehead

The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh By Neil L. Whitehead

The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh by Neil L. Whitehead


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In this text, Ralegh narrates his expedition to South America in quest of an indigenous empire in the highlands of Guyana. Military encounters with the Spanish, diplomatic encounters with native kings, and encounters with monstrous marvels, are woven into a near mystic quest for hidden gold.

The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh Summary

The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh by Neil L. Whitehead

The Discoverie, by Walter Raleigh, narrates his expedition to South America in quest of an indigenous 'empire' in the highlands of Guiana. Military encounters with the Spanish, diplomatic encounters with native kings, and enigmatic encounters with monstrous marvels, are woven into a near-mystic quest for hidden gold. However, because of these apparently fantastical elements, this key text on the European expansion into the Americas remains poorly understood. Newly transcribed and annotated, this edition for the first time provides an anthropological commentary of the original edition of The discoverie and challenges existing evaluations of both Raleigh and of early travel texts more generally.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: the Discoverie as enchanted text - the Discoverie as geography and history, thr Discoverie as literary text and epic fiction, anthropology and colonial text, text and testament - the Discoverie in context; the Discoverie in ethnological text - capitaynes, cassiques and Incan imperialists, golden metals - colonial desire, native practice, signs and symbols, amazons, acephali and cannibals, the colonial mirror - images from the Discoverie. Part 2 The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana: the epistle dedicatorie; to the reader; the discoverie of Guiana; an advertisement to the reader; letters taken at sea by Captaine Popham.

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GOR007674030
9780719051760
0719051762
The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh by Neil L. Whitehead
Used - Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
19971204
240
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