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Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500 -1889 (Book)
Title: Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500 -1889
Editor: Hal Langfur
Abstract: The earliest European accounts of Brazil's indigenous inhabitants focused on the natives' startling appearance and conduct--especially their nakedness and cannibalistic rituals--and on the process of converting them to clothed, docile Christian vassals. This volume contributes to the unfinished task of moving beyond such polarities and dispelling the stereotypes they fostered, which have impeded scholars' ability to make sense of Brazil's rich indigenous past. This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil's native peoples shaped their own histories. Incorporating the tools of anthropology, geography, cultural studies, and literary analysis, alongside those of history, the contributors revisit old sources and uncover new ones. They examine the Indians' first encounters with Portuguese explorers and missionaries and pursue the consequences through four centuries. Some of the peoples they investigate were ultimately defeated and displaced by the implacable advance of settlement. Many individuals died from epidemics, frontier massacres, and forced labor. Hundreds of groups eventually disappeared as distinct entities. Yet many others found ways to prolong their independent existence or to enter colonial and later national society, making constrained but pivotal choices along the way.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/native-brazil-beyond-the-convert-and-the-cannibal-1500-1900/oclc/862222085&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 978-0826338419
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Recovering Brazil's Indigenous Pasts (Book Section)
Title: Recovering Brazil's Indigenous Pasts
Author: Hal Langfur
Editor: Hal Langfur
Abstract: The earliest European accounts of Brazil's indigenous inhabitants focused on the natives' startling appearance and conduct--especially their nakedness and cannibalistic rituals--and on the process of converting them to clothed, docile Christian vassals. This volume contributes to the unfinished task of moving beyond such polarities and dispelling the stereotypes they fostered, which have impeded scholars' ability to make sense of Brazil's rich indigenous past. This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil's native peoples shaped their own histories. Incorporating the tools of anthropology, geography, cultural studies, and literary analysis, alongside those of history, the contributors revisit old sources and uncover new ones. They examine the Indians' first encounters with Portuguese explorers and missionaries and pursue the consequences through four centuries. Some of the peoples they investigate were ultimately defeated and displaced by the implacable advance of settlement. Many individuals died from epidemics, frontier massacres, and forced labor. Hundreds of groups eventually disappeared as distinct entities. Yet many others found ways to prolong their independent existence or to enter colonial and later national society, making constrained but pivotal choices along the way.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/native-brazil-beyond-the-convert-and-the-cannibal-1500-1900/oclc/862222085&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Title: Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1889
ISBN: 978-0826338419

Indian Autonomy and Slavery in the Forests and Towns of Colonial Minas Gerais (Book Section)
Title: Indian Autonomy and Slavery in the Forests and Towns of Colonial Minas Gerais
Author: Hal Langfur
Author: Maria Leônia Chaves de Resende
Editor: Hal Langfur
Abstract: The earliest European accounts of Brazil's indigenous inhabitants focused on the natives' startling appearance and conduct--especially their nakedness and cannibalistic rituals--and on the process of converting them to clothed, docile Christian vassals. This volume contributes to the unfinished task of moving beyond such polarities and dispelling the stereotypes they fostered, which have impeded scholars' ability to make sense of Brazil's rich indigenous past. This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil's native peoples shaped their own histories. Incorporating the tools of anthropology, geography, cultural studies, and literary analysis, alongside those of history, the contributors revisit old sources and uncover new ones. They examine the Indians' first encounters with Portuguese explorers and missionaries and pursue the consequences through four centuries. Some of the peoples they investigate were ultimately defeated and displaced by the implacable advance of settlement. Many individuals died from epidemics, frontier massacres, and forced labor. Hundreds of groups eventually disappeared as distinct entities. Yet many others found ways to prolong their independent existence or to enter colonial and later national society, making constrained but pivotal choices along the way.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/native-brazil-beyond-the-convert-and-the-cannibal-1500-1900/oclc/862222085&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Title: Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1889
ISBN: 978-0826338419

A Gentleman May Wander: Inheritance, Travel and the Prodigal Son on the Jacobean Stage (Article)
Title: A Gentleman May Wander: Inheritance, Travel and the Prodigal Son on the Jacobean Stage
Author: Michelle Dowd
Abstract: This essay reexamines the popularity of the prodigal son motif in Jacobean drama by reading the prodigal son within the socio-economic context of seventeenth-century inheritance practices. I argue that by equating prodigality with travel and displacement, John Fletcher’s Monsieur Thomas and Thomas Heywood’s If You Know Not Me dramatize the prodigal heir’s profound ability to disrupt patrilineal inheritance. However, these plays also revise the traditional understanding of primogeniture by redefining prodigality as potentially productive, providing elite Englishmen in a burgeoning mercantile economy with a better understanding of risk and a loss of naïveté that will ultimately benefit them when they return to their family responsibilities.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/674684
Primary URL Description: JSTOR
Access Model: Subscription; available online through JSTOR
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Renaissance Drama
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press for Northwestern University

1874: Tea and Japan’s New Trading Regime (Book Section)
Title: 1874: Tea and Japan’s New Trading Regime
Author: Robert Hellyer
Editor: Helen Siu
Editor: Peter Perdue
Editor: Eric Tagliacozzo
Abstract: The first of three volumes surveying the historical, spatial, and human dimensions of inter-Asian connections, "Asia Inside Out: Changing Times" brings into focus the dynamic networks that have linked peoples from Japan to Yemen over the past five centuries. Each author examines a single year or decade that redefined Asia.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/asia-inside-out-changing-times/oclc/876000038&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat Entry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Title: Asia Inside Out: Trading Empires of the South China Coast, South Asia, and the Gulf Region, Volume 1: Changing Times
ISBN: 9780674598508

Mid Nineteenth-Century Nagasaki: Western and Japanese Merchant Communities within Commercial and Political Transitions (Book Section)
Title: Mid Nineteenth-Century Nagasaki: Western and Japanese Merchant Communities within Commercial and Political Transitions
Author: Robert Hellyer
Editor: Yuju Lin
Editor: Madeline Zelin
Abstract: Merchant communities have come increasingly into focus as a dynamic area of academic study. This book is the first to use local primary sources to explore the interaction between foreign and native merchants in Asian countries. Contributors discuss the different economic, political and cultural conditions that gave rise to a variety of merchant communities in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and India. The book complements existing research on merchant communities in Europe and shows the importance of Asian mercantile communities to the growth of a global economic system. It will be of interest to economic and business historians, as well as those researching Asian and world history.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/merchant-communities-in-asia-1600-1980/oclc/893632100&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat Entry
Publisher: Pickering and Chatto
Book Title: Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600-1980
ISBN: 9781781444603

The West, the East, and the Insular Middle: Trading Systems, Demand, and Labour in the Integration of the Pacific, 1750-1875 (Article)
Title: The West, the East, and the Insular Middle: Trading Systems, Demand, and Labour in the Integration of the Pacific, 1750-1875
Author: Robert Hellyer
Abstract: This article offers the novel interpretation that Pacific integration began in the ocean’s western sphere and later moved into its insular middle and eastern sphere. It demonstrates this by tracing three ocean-wide trends: the emergence of common trading goals and systems, the expansive role of reciprocal demand, and the shared experiences of Pacific peoples, who, both as slaves and in tribute-based and free labour systems, produced prominent trade goods. It presents additional new perspectives by identifying a ‘silver-substitute century’ in maritime commerce from 1750 to 1850, and by establishing the 1850s and 1860s as a period of transition from the influence of China-centred to Western-centred demand in Pacific trade. It thus reveals the limits of established interpretations that emphasize Western state and imperial initiatives and the role of Western technological and manufacturing dominance in the process of integration.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9021216&fileId=S174002281300034X
Primary URL Description: Link to the article on Cambridge Journal of Global History
Access Model: Purchase, download
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Global History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Frontier/Fronteira: A Transnational Reframing of Brazil’s Inland Colonization (Article)
Title: Frontier/Fronteira: A Transnational Reframing of Brazil’s Inland Colonization
Author: Hal Langfur
Abstract: The following essay examines Portuguese and Brazilian understandings of the frontier as a term and concept applicable to Brazil's colonial history. It argues that Brazilian scholars often rejected the frontier as an analytical concept because of perceived excesses in its application to U.S. history. These reservations proved prescient, as their North American colleagues would come to share many of the same objections. In pushing the idea aside, however, Brazilian scholars sometimes overlooked the historical relevance of frontier incorporation during the colonial period. A renewal of scholarly interest in the subject points to a growing conviction that the colonial history of Brazil cannot be adequately rendered without close attention to internal territorial consolidation, whether or not the term frontier is used to describe this process. This foreign paradigm from the past century, one that never quite caught on among Brazilian intellectuals, has now been reshaped and rehabilitated.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hic3.12200/abstract
Access Model: Subscription; purchase
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: History Compass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Sophy: News of Shah Ismail Safavi in Renaissance Europe (Article)
Title: The Sophy: News of Shah Ismail Safavi in Renaissance Europe
Author: Margaret Meserve
Abstract: Shah Ismail Safavi emerged as the revolutionary leader of a new, Shi?ite movement in western Iran in the early years of the sixteenth century. News of his rise to power reached Western Europe almost immediately and provoked a wide range of responses: some observers hoped he would join the Christian princes of Europe in a new offensive against their common enemy, the Ottoman Turks. Others saw him as an economic and social revolutionary who brought justice to the poor and dispossessed of Persia and whose works might occasion similar reforms in Europe. Yet others saw his rise as a providential event, freighted with apocalyptic significance, or perhaps a divine endorsement of some more particular domestic agenda. Learned humanist observers in Italy and elsewhere found themselves on several sides of the question, expressing first scepticism and then later qualified enthusiasm for this new Islamic prince. The circulation of information about Shah Ismail was fluid, unpredictable, and shaped by local conditions; the printing press also played an important role in transmitting—and transforming—the story of the “Sophy” across Renaissance Europe.
Year: 2014
Access Model: Subscription; download
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Early Modern History
Publisher: Brill Publishers

Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians (Book)
Title: Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians
Editor: Susan Sleeper-Smith
Abstract: A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation’s past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3646
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781469621203

Inca Architecture from the Andes to the Adriatic: Pedro Sancho’s Description of Cuzco (Article)
Title: Inca Architecture from the Andes to the Adriatic: Pedro Sancho’s Description of Cuzco
Author: Michael Schreffler
Abstract: In 1556, Giovanni Battista Ramusio facilitated the publication in Venice of a report by Pedro Sancho, official secretary to the conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Sancho’s text included a lengthy description of the architecture and plan of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and was the first such description to appear in print. Previous scholarship has used it as a primary source for reconstructing the appearance of Inca Cuzco as seen by Sancho, Pizarro, and their cohort at the moment of their arrival there in 1533. The text, however, is also evidence for other kinds of historical information, for it demonstrates how habits of description engaged in the production of space. The impact of Sancho’s textual representation of Cuzco is evident in a contemporary reaction to it — a woodcut print that accompanied it when it was first published. Considered together, the text and image lay bare the ways in which modes of representation facilitated political, architectural, and urbanistic change in the sixteenth-century New World.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679781
Primary URL Description: JSTOR entry
Access Model: Available through JSTOR
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Renaissance Quarterly
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Renaissance Society of America

Thomas Harriot’s Optics, Between Experiment and Imagination: The Case of Mr. Bulkeley’s Glass (Article)
Title: Thomas Harriot’s Optics, Between Experiment and Imagination: The Case of Mr. Bulkeley’s Glass
Author: Robert Goulding
Abstract: Sometime in the late 1590s, the Welsh amateur mathematician John Bulkeley wrote to Thomas Harriot asking his opinion about the properties of a truly gargantuan (but totally imaginary) plano-spherical convex lens, 48 feet in diameter. While Bulkeley’s original letter is lost, Harriot devoted several pages to the optical properties of “Mr Bulkeley his Glasse” in his optical papers (now in British Library MS Add. 6789), paying particular attention to the place of its burning point. Harriot’s calculational methods in these papers are almost unique in Harriot’s optical remains, in that he uses both the sine law of refraction and interpolation from Witelo’s refraction tables in order to analyze the passage of light through the glass. For this and other reasons, it is very likely that Harriot wrote his papers on Bulkeley’s glass very shortly after his discovery of the law and while still working closely with Witelo’s great Optics; the papers represent, perhaps, his very first application of the law. His and Bulkeley’s interest in this giant glass conform to a long English tradition of curiosity about the optical and burning properties of large glasses, which grew more intense in late sixteenth-century England. In particular, Thomas Digges’s bold and widely known assertions about his father’s glasses that could see things several miles distant and could burn objects a half-mile or further away may have attracted Harriot and Bulkeley’s skeptical attention; for Harriot’s analysis of the burning distance and the intensity of Bulkeley’s fantastic lens, it shows that Digges’s claims could never have been true about any real lens (and this, I propose, was what Bulkeley had asked about in his original letter to Harriot). There was also a deeper, mathematical relevance to the problem that may have caught Harriot’s attention
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00407-013-0125-1
Primary URL Description: Link to the article on the publisher's website
Access Model: Purchase; rent
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Publisher: Springer

The Dynamics of Inheritance on the Shakespearean Stage (Book)
Title: The Dynamics of Inheritance on the Shakespearean Stage
Author: Michelle M. Dowd
Abstract: Early modern England's system of patrilineal inheritance, in which the eldest son inherited his father's estate and title, was one of the most significant forces affecting social order in the period. Demonstrating that early modern theatre played a unique and vital role in shaping how inheritance was understood, Michelle M. Dowd explores some of the common contingencies that troubled this system: marriage and remarriage, misbehaving male heirs, and families with only daughters. Shakespearean drama helped question and reimagine inheritance practices, making room for new formulations of gendered authority, family structure, and wealth transfer. Through close readings of canonical and non-canonical plays by Shakespeare, Webster, Jonson, and others, Dowd pays particular attention to the significance of space in early modern inheritance and the historical relationship between dramatic form and the patrilineal economy. Her book will interest researchers and students of early modern drama, Shakespeare, gender studies, and socio-economic history.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/dynamics-of-inheritance-on-the-shakespearean-stage/oclc/895117031&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107099777
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Parker Society (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Parker Society
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: Lori Anne Ferrell
Date: 11/15/2015
Location: California Book Club and California Book School (US Berekeley) joint meeting

Victorian Obsessions: the Story of the Parker Society (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Victorian Obsessions: the Story of the Parker Society
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: Lori Anne Ferrell
Date: 02/15/2016
Location: Zamorano Club, Pasadena, California

How the Parker Society got Its Name (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: How the Parker Society got Its Name
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: Lori Anne Ferrell
Date: 03/15/2016
Location: Corpus Christi College Cambridge

Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 41] (Book)
Title: Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 41]
Editor: Bart Ramakers
Editor: Walter Melion
Abstract: Personification, or prosopopeia, the rhetorical figure by which something not human is given a human identity or ‘face’, is readily discernible in early modern texts and images, but the figure’s cognitive form and function, its rhetorical and pictorial effects, have rarely elicited sustained scholarly attention. The aim of this volume is to formulate an alternative account of personification, to demonstrate the ingenuity with which this multifaceted device was utilized by late medieval and early modern authors and artists in Italy, France, England, Scotland, and the Low Countries. Personification is susceptible to an approach that balances semiotic analysis, focusing on meaning effects, and phenomenological analysis, focusing on presence effects produced through bodily performance. This dual approach foregrounds the full scope of prosopopoeic discourse—not just the what, but also the how, not only the signified, but also the signifier.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.brill.com/products/book/personification
Publisher: Brill
Type: Edited Volume

Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image, 1400-1700 [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 39] (Book)
Title: Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image, 1400-1700 [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 39]
Editor: Walter Melion
Editor: L.P. Wandel
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Brill
Type: Edited Volume

Introduction (Book Section)
Title: Introduction
Author: Walter Melion
Author: L.P. Wandel
Editor: Walter Melion
Editor: L.P. Wandel
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image, 1400-1700 [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 39]

Convent and cubiculum cordis: The Incarnational Thematic of Materiality in the Cistercian Prayerbook of Martin Boschman (1610) (Book Section)
Title: Convent and cubiculum cordis: The Incarnational Thematic of Materiality in the Cistercian Prayerbook of Martin Boschman (1610)
Author: Walter Melion
Editor: Walter Melion
Editor: L.P. Wandel
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image, 1400-1700 [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 39]

Apellea et ipse manu: Hieronymus Cock and His Allegories of Art—Apollo, Diana, and the Niobids, The Labors of Hercules, Hercules and the Pygmies, and The Raising of the Brazen Serpent (Book Section)
Title: Apellea et ipse manu: Hieronymus Cock and His Allegories of Art—Apollo, Diana, and the Niobids, The Labors of Hercules, Hercules and the Pygmies, and The Raising of the Brazen Serpent
Author: Walter Melion
Editor: B. Barryte
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
Book Title: Myth, Allegory, and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist Prints

Personification; An Introduction (Book Section)
Title: Personification; An Introduction
Author: Walter Melion
Editor: Bart Ramakers
Editor: Walter Melion
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 41]

Figured Personification and Parabolic Embodiment in Jan David’s Occasio arrepta, neglecta (Book Section)
Title: Figured Personification and Parabolic Embodiment in Jan David’s Occasio arrepta, neglecta
Author: Walter Melion
Editor: Bart Ramakers
Editor: Walter Melion
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 41]

Men are lived over again: the transmigrations of Thomas Browne (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Men are lived over again: the transmigrations of Thomas Browne
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: Jessica Wolfe
Date: 10/15/2015
Location: Harvard University

Browne and the Silent Text (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Browne and the Silent Text
Author: Jessica Wolfe
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Date: 01/15/2016
Conference Name: “Truth and Error in Early Modern Science: Thomas Browne and his World,” Henry E. Huntington Library and Yale University Renaissance Center (March 2016)

Thomas Browne and the Disorientation of Man (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Thomas Browne and the Disorientation of Man
Author: Jessica Wolfe
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Date: 04/15/2016
Conference Name: "Macrocosm and Microcosm," sponsored by the Discipline of English Literature, Renaissance Society of America


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