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LINGUIST List 24.4136

Mon Oct 21 2013

Books: Conquista y Conversión [Conquest and Conversion]: Schmidt-Riese, Oesterreicher (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Oct-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Conquista y Conversión [Conquest and Conversion]: Schmidt-Riese, Oesterreicher (Eds)
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Title: Conquista y Conversión [Conquest and Conversion]
Subtitle: Universos semióticos, textualidad y legitimación de saberes en la América colonial
Series Title: De Gruyter Pluralisierung & Autorität 37
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/206982?format=G

Editor: Wulf Oesterreicher
Editor: Roland Schmidt-Riese
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110316155 Pages: 416 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110314809 Pages: 416 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

This volume examines the symbolic systems that governed America’s integration into the European weltanschauung. These symbolic systems included Amerindian myths and religious beliefs along with the concepts of Christian belief, introduced and taught by the Europeans. As the indigenous American populations progressively assimilated, the colonialist enterprise was described and justified in historical treatises. This study presents a detailed examination of political, legal, theological, and historiographic problems associated with this process.

El volumen se ocupa de la operatividad de los órdenes semióticos tanto autóctonos como traídos de Europa en la construcción de América en el imaginario occidental. La conversión de los indígenas fue clave en el proyecto de asimilar a los pueblos nativos. Paralelamente, la empresa colonial fue descrita, representada y legitimada mediante la narración histórica. El volumen ilumina algunas parcelas de ese vasto entramado semiótico, textual y argumentativo.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: Spanish (spa)

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