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Peripheral wonders : nature, knowledge, and enlightenment in the eighteenth-century Orinoco

Author: Margaret R Ewalt
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2008.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
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Complements and extends studies proposing fresh and more inclusive Enlightenment models that challenge secular prejudices. This title intends to reconsider the assumption of European centrality by  Read more...

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Named Person: Joseph Gumilla
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret R Ewalt
ISBN: 9780838756898 0838756891
OCLC Number: 220097405
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Pathways to modernity --
Father Gumilla's textual cabinet of curiosities, missionary authority, and rhetoric of wonder --
Colonization, commerce, and conversions : mapping the economic and evangelical values of the Orinoco --
The Jesuits and an eclectic Enlightenment : mediating knowledge and Catholicism --
¡Oh monstruo, oh bestia! : pathways to knowledge in El Orinoco ilustrado --
Conclusion: The legacy of Joseph Gumilla's El Orinoco ilustrado.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Margaret R. Ewalt.
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