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Puritan conquistadors : Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700

Author: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that the striking resemblances in Spanish and Puritan discourses of colonization as "exorcism" and as spiritual gardening point to a common Atlantic history. The book demonstrates that a wider Pan-American perspective can upset the most cherished national narratives of the United States, for it maintains that the Puritan colonization of New England was as much a chivalric, crusading act of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge.
Puritan conquistadors.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)605586557
Online version:
Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge.
Puritan conquistadors.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607840381
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
ISBN: 0804742790 9780804742795 0804742804 9780804742801
OCLC Number: 64594248
Description: xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The satanic epic. The Iberian satanic epic --
The satanic epic in the Catholic Atlantic --
The Elizabethan satanic epic --
The Puritan satanic epic in America --
The Spanish conquest as hell --
Our "Elizabethan" Lady of Guadalupe --
Iberian traditions in Milton's Paradise Lost --
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The structure of a shared demonological discourse. Satan's tyranny --
Cannibalism --
Collective harassment and Amerindian emasculation --
The geographical mobility of demons : the geopolitics of evil --
Satan : God's ape in America --
Satan and typology : the Aztecs' history as the inverted mirror-image of the Israelites' --
Driving out demons with the cross --
Anglican crosses/puritan bibles --
Demonology and nature. Storms : the tempest --
Storms : Iberian traditions --
Plants --
Monsters --
Satanic snakes --
Catholic providence in nature --
Protestant providence in nature --
America as false paradise --
Colonization as spiritual gardening. Gardening as type and metaphor --
Flowers and patriotic anxieties in Spanish America --
Puritan "plantations" --
Toward a "Pan-American" Atlantic --
Bolton's legacy --
The national and the global --
The comparative and the transnational --
Sudden divergence --
Could the Spanish America ever be normative? --
The exclusionary force of the narrative of "Western Civilization" --
Historiographical barricades --
Ideaswhere? --
Should Latin Americans embrace the Atlantic? --
Away from tragic narratives.
Responsibility: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra.
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