Formacion de la expresion fronteriza del septentrion novohispano: Siglos XVI-principios del XVIII.

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Title:
Formacion de la expresion fronteriza del septentrion novohispano: Siglos XVI-principios del XVIII.
Author:
Jerez, Marco Antonio.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
The idea of the North, codified since the Old Testament as an empty space, also appears with this distinctive feature in the context of the northern border of New Spain. This notion of an empty space to the North presents a negative/positive signification that is homologous to the pair North/South. The process studied here involves the inversion that occurs on the northern border of New Spain. The study begins with the negative codification of the North expressed in the voyages of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and follows its transmutation into its opposite in the optimistic hyperbole of Eusebio Francisco Kino. The processes of inversion in the systems of the fictionalization of the border territory to the north of New Spain are analyzed between these two extremes. The analysis begins with the naming of the first islands discovered by Columbus, where the analogical transportation of an East-West hierarchal system appears. Later in New Spain Hernan Cortes' foundation of Segura de la Frontera delimits a border zone to the south that carries the negative connotation of his failed journey to Honduras. There follows a process of inversion toward the North that is made concrete in the significant "California", the name given to an island of fabulous riches in Las Sergas de Esplandian. When the cortesian expression is later inverted in Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios, the expression precipitates into a wholly fictitious character. This course continues later in Fr. Marcos de Niza with his journey to Cibola. Then in Gaspar de Villagra there is a movement from the profane to the sacred. Ultimately in Kino we find a utilitarian concept that annuls the previous mythical codes, thus determining a restructuring of the word. Within the tempo-spacial framework established in this dissertation, the process that appears in the texts is shown systematically, fulfilling the objective of this work, i.e., the study of the formation of the system of expression of the northern border from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the eighteenth.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Boundaries.; Latin American fiction -- History and criticism.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Spanish and Portuguese; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tatum, Charles

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dc.language.isoeses
dc.titleFormacion de la expresion fronteriza del septentrion novohispano: Siglos XVI-principios del XVIII.es
dc.creatorJerez, Marco Antonio.es
dc.contributor.authorJerez, Marco Antonio.es
dc.date.issued1991es
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.es
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.es
dc.description.abstractThe idea of the North, codified since the Old Testament as an empty space, also appears with this distinctive feature in the context of the northern border of New Spain. This notion of an empty space to the North presents a negative/positive signification that is homologous to the pair North/South. The process studied here involves the inversion that occurs on the northern border of New Spain. The study begins with the negative codification of the North expressed in the voyages of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and follows its transmutation into its opposite in the optimistic hyperbole of Eusebio Francisco Kino. The processes of inversion in the systems of the fictionalization of the border territory to the north of New Spain are analyzed between these two extremes. The analysis begins with the naming of the first islands discovered by Columbus, where the analogical transportation of an East-West hierarchal system appears. Later in New Spain Hernan Cortes' foundation of Segura de la Frontera delimits a border zone to the south that carries the negative connotation of his failed journey to Honduras. There follows a process of inversion toward the North that is made concrete in the significant "California", the name given to an island of fabulous riches in Las Sergas de Esplandian. When the cortesian expression is later inverted in Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios, the expression precipitates into a wholly fictitious character. This course continues later in Fr. Marcos de Niza with his journey to Cibola. Then in Gaspar de Villagra there is a movement from the profane to the sacred. Ultimately in Kino we find a utilitarian concept that annuls the previous mythical codes, thus determining a restructuring of the word. Within the tempo-spacial framework established in this dissertation, the process that appears in the texts is shown systematically, fulfilling the objective of this work, i.e., the study of the formation of the system of expression of the northern border from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the eighteenth.es
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)es
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectBoundaries.en_US
dc.subjectLatin American fiction -- History and criticism.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.es
thesis.degree.leveldoctorales
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanish and Portuguesees
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegees
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaes
dc.contributor.advisorTatum, Charleses
dc.contributor.committeememberGyurko, Lanin A.es
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCarty, Kieranes
dc.identifier.proquest9210293es
dc.identifier.oclc712067883es
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