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作者 Earle, Rebecca
書名 The body of the conquistador : food, race and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 / Rebecca Earle
出版項 Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107003422 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  F1411 E12 2012    在架上    30530001124023
 民族所圖書館  F1411 .E26 2012    在架上    30520020792678
說明 xi, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
系列 Critical perspectives on empire
Critical perspectives on empire
附註 "This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation and the bodily experience of eating. It reveals the importance of food to the colonial project in Spanish America and reconceptualises the role of European colonial expansion in shaping the emergence of ideas of race during the Age of Discovery. Rebecca Earle shows that anxieties about food were fundamental to Spanish understandings of the new environment they inhabited and their interactions with the native populations of the New World. Settlers wondered whether Europeans could eat New World food, whether Indians could eat European food and what would happen to each if they did. By taking seriously their ideas about food we gain a richer understanding of how settlers understood the physical experience of colonialism and of how they thought about one of the central features of the colonial project. The result is simultaneously a history of food, colonialism and race"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-254) and index
Introduction: Food and the colonial experience -- 1. Humoralism and the colonial body -- 2. Protecting the European body -- 3. Providential fertility -- 4. "Maize, which is their wheat" -- 5. "You will become like them if you eat their food" -- 6. Mutable bodies in Spain and the Indies -- Epilogue
主題 Latin America -- Colonization -- Social aspects
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History
Spaniards -- Latin America -- Attitudes -- History
Latin America -- Race relations -- History
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Latin America -- History
Human body -- Social aspects -- Latin America -- History
Food habits -- Latin America -- History
Food -- Latin America -- Psychological aspects -- History
Ingestion -- Latin America -- Psychological aspects -- History
Latin America -- Social conditions
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