To kyngdoms strange...'': An examination of North American Indian ethnographic evidence in Richard Hakluyt's Principal navigations of the English nation (1589)".

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Title:
To kyngdoms strange...'': An examination of North American Indian ethnographic evidence in Richard Hakluyt's Principal navigations of the English nation (1589)".
Author:
Berk, Ari David.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The publication of texts describing the first brief Anglo-Indian encounters in Richard Hakluyt's book, Principall Navigations of the English Nation in 1589 was driven by the desire to make complex and descriptive writings both comprehensible and usable to a sixteenth century audience. These texts, while containing valuable ethnographic material, are nonetheless shaped and constrained by the comparative metaphors of their authors. To achieve a high degree of understandability, the English authors of these texts drew extensively upon pre-existing classical and comparative authority. By centering exclusively upon the first contacts between the English and the Indians in the Arctic and Virginia, we may better understand the complexity and problems of description and intelligibility that affected these encounters. This thesis examines the development of ethnographic sensitivity and textual sophistication that give a glimpse into the sixteenth century English mentalities evident in the writings about North American Indians.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
American Indian Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Stauss, Jay

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTo kyngdoms strange...'': An examination of North American Indian ethnographic evidence in Richard Hakluyt's Principal navigations of the English nation (1589)".en_US
dc.creatorBerk, Ari David.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBerk, Ari David.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe publication of texts describing the first brief Anglo-Indian encounters in Richard Hakluyt's book, Principall Navigations of the English Nation in 1589 was driven by the desire to make complex and descriptive writings both comprehensible and usable to a sixteenth century audience. These texts, while containing valuable ethnographic material, are nonetheless shaped and constrained by the comparative metaphors of their authors. To achieve a high degree of understandability, the English authors of these texts drew extensively upon pre-existing classical and comparative authority. By centering exclusively upon the first contacts between the English and the Indians in the Arctic and Virginia, we may better understand the complexity and problems of description and intelligibility that affected these encounters. This thesis examines the development of ethnographic sensitivity and textual sophistication that give a glimpse into the sixteenth century English mentalities evident in the writings about North American Indians.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairStauss, Jayen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361563en_US
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