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Author Zir, Alessandro, 1976-
Title Luso-Brazilian encounters of the sixteenth century : a styles of thinking approach / Alessandro Zir.
Imprint Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, [2011]

Subject Portuguese prose literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Colonies in literature.
Ontology in literature.
Ontology -- History -- 16th century.
Neoplatonism -- History -- 16th century.
Brazil -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800 -- History and criticism.
Brazil -- In literature.
Brazil -- Discovery and exploration -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 121 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Text in English and Portuguese.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781611470215 (electronic bk.)
1611470218 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 887803082
Additional Format Print version: Zir, Alessandro, 1976- Luso-Brazilian encounters of the sixteenth century 9781611470208 (DLC) 2011017312 (OCoLC)698327979