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Author Zir, Alessandro, 1976-

Title Luso-Brazilian encounters of the sixteenth century : a styles of thinking approach / Alessandro Zir
Published Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 121 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Styles of thinking -- Neo-Platonism in the early-modern period -- The sixteenth-century corpus of the Portuguese colonizers of Brazil: ontological issues -- The sixteenth-century corpus of the Portuguese colonizers of Brazil: three methodological strategies
Summary As it happens with other early-Modern corpora, the descriptive texts from 16th-century encounters of the Portuguese colonizers in Brazil are well-known for their strangeness. In them we find references to entities like monsters and demons, bizarre descriptions, and odd classification systems of plants and animals. For the most part, these elements are dismissed as mere eccentricities by modern scholars studying these texts. Instead, this book takes these elements seriously. They are focused on and tackled with a theoretical tool-styles of thinking-not yet used in Luso-Brazilian studies, and co
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English and Portuguese
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Subject Colonies in literature.
Neoplatonism -- History -- 16th century.
Ontology in literature.
Ontology -- History -- 16th century.
Portuguese prose literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Brazil -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800 -- History and criticism.
Brazil -- Discovery and exploration -- Historiography.
Brazil -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611470218 (electronic bk.)
9781611470215 (electronic bk.)