Columbus and the Ends of the Earth: Europe's Prophetic Rhetoric as Conquering Ideology

Portada
University of California Press, 15 ene. 1992 - 276 páginas
Columbus is the first blazing star in a constellation of European adventurers whose right to claim and conquer each land mass they encountered was absolutely unquestioned by their countrymen. How a system of religious beliefs made the taking of the New World possible and laudable is the focus of Kadir's timely review of the founding doctrines of empire.

The language of prophecy and divine predestination fills the pronouncements of those who ventured across the Atlantic. The effects of such language and their implications for current theoretical debates about colonialism and decolonization are legion. Kadir suggests that in this supposedly postcolonial era, richer nations and the privileged still manipulate the rhetoric of conquest to justify and serve their own worldly ends. For colonized peoples who live today at the "ends of the earth," the age of exploitation may be no different from the age of exploration.
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Índice

III
1
IV
20
V
40
VI
62
VII
90
VIII
105
IX
137
X
173
XI
193
XII
219
XIII
237
XIV
247
Página de créditos

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Sobre el autor (1992)

Djelal Kadir has recently been appointed Professor of Humanities and Editor-Director of the international quarterly, World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma.

Información bibliográfica