The inconstancy of the Indian soul : the encounter of Catholics and cannibals in 16th-century Brazil (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The inconstancy of the Indian soul : the encounter of Catholics and cannibals in 16th-century Brazil

Author: Eduardo Batalha Viveiros de Castro
Publisher: Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 2011
Series: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 41
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-sixteenth century, Jesuit missionaries working in what is now Brazil were struck by what they called the inconstancy of the people they met, the indigenous Tupi-speaking tribes of the Atlantic coast. Though the Indians appeared eager to receive the Gospel, they also had a tendency to forget the missionaries' lessons and 'revert' to their natural state of war, cannibalism, and polygamy. This peculiar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Batalha Viveiros de Castro
ISBN: 9780984201013 0984201017
OCLC Number: 824118410
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese
Notes: Originaltitel: Mármore e a murta
Translation of: O mármore e a murta : sobre a inconstância da alma selvagem, originally published in v. 35 (1992) of Revista de antropologia. This translation was prepared based on a version revised by the author in 2010
I. The Problem of Unbelief in the Brazilian 16th Century Culture as a Religious System Of Hell and Glory Division in Paradise On the Hardness of Belief II. How the Tupinambá Lost (the) War Speaking of Time The Old Law The Juice of Memory Recalcitrant Cannibals In Praise of Inconstancy
Description: 104 s. ; 18 cm
Series Title: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 41
Other Titles: Encounter of Catholics and cannibals in 16th-century Brazil
Responsibility: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro ; translated by Gregory Duff Morton

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In the mid-sixteenth century, Jesuit missionaries working in what is now Brazil were struck by what they called the inconstancy of the people they met, the indigenous Tupi-speaking tribes of the  Read more...

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