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Author Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576.

Title Hans Staden's true history : an account of cannibal captivity in Brazil / Hans Staden ; edited and with an introduction by Neil L. Whitehead ; newly translated by Michael Harbsmeier
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (civ, 206 pages)
Series The cultures and practice of violence
Cultures and practice of violence series.
Contents Introduction -- Of the two sea voyages, which Hans Staden undertook in nine and a half years. The first expedition to the New World, America, left from Portugal; the second left from Spain -- How Hans Staden served as an arquebusier in the country of the savage people called the Toppinikin, who are subject to the King of Portugal, fighting against the enemy. How he was finally captured and carried off by the enemy, and was under constant threat of being killed and devoured by them for nine and a half months -- Furthermore, how God after this year among the savages delivered this captive in merciful and wonderful manner, and how he returned home to his beloved fatherland
Summary In 1550 the German adventurer Hans Staden was serving as a gunner in a Portuguese fort on the Brazilian coast. While out hunting, he was captured by the Tupinambá, an indigenous people who had a reputation for engaging in ritual cannibalism and who, as allies of the French, were hostile to the Portuguese. Staden's True History, first published in Germany in 1557, tells the story of his nine months among the Tupi Indians. It is a dramatic first-person account of his capture, captivity, and eventual escape. Staden's narrative is a foundational text in the history and European "dis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Translated from the German
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Subject Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Early works to 1800
Tupinamba Indians -- Early works to 1800
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Autobiografische Literatur
History & Archaeology.
Indians of South America.
Latin America.
Regions & Countries - Americas.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Tupinamba Indians.
Voyages and travels.
Brazil -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Brasilien -- Reisen und Expeditionen -- Geschichte 16. Jh -- Text.
Genre/Form Early works.
Reisebericht 1548-1555.
Form Electronic book
Author Harbsmeier, Michael, 1951-
Whitehead, Neil L.
ISBN 0822389290
Other Titles Warhaftige Historia und Beschreibung eyner Landtschafft der wilden, nacketen, grimmigen Menschfresser Leuthen in der Newenwelt America gelegen. English