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The poetics of empire in the Indies : prophecy and imitation in La araucana and Os lusíadas

Author: James Nicolopulos
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2000.
Series: Penn State studies in Romance literatures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Poetics of Empire in the Indies, James Nicolopulos investigates literary representations of sixteenth-century Iberian colonialism and imperialism by analyzing Alonso de Ercilla's La Araucana, a narrative poem that recounts the initial phases of the Spanish conquest of Chile in the mid-sixteenth century, and Luis de Camoens's Os Lusiadas, the epic celebration of early Portuguese maritime expansion in the  Read more...
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Nicolopulos, James.
Poetics of empire in the Indies.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606473213
Online version:
Nicolopulos, James.
Poetics of empire in the Indies.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)609947869
Named Person: Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga; Luís de Camões; Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga; Luiz de Camões
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Nicolopulos
ISBN: 0271019905 9780271019901
OCLC Number: 42080177
Language Note: Text in English with excerpts of French, Latin and Spanish.
Description: xvi, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Con que ilustrar pudiese mas su historia": The Crisis of Imitation in the Araucana --
Ercilla's Eclectic Web of Epic Prophecy --
Ercilla's Literary Necromancy: Shades of Lucan and Juan de Mena in Fiton's Cave --
The Light of Lusiadas in Fiton's Cave: Inscribing Imperial Rivalry in Magic Crystals --
Plotting Imperial Rivalry: The Mapaemundi of the Lusiadas and the Araucana.
Series Title: Penn State studies in Romance literatures.
Responsibility: James Nicolopulos.

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An investigation of literary representations of 16th-century Iberian colonialism and imperialism. It analyzes Alonso de Ercilla's "La Araucana", a narrative poem, and Luis de Camoens's "Os Lusiadas",  Read more...

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