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Title Written culture in a colonial context : Africa and the Americas 1500-1900 / edited by Adrien Delmas, Nigel Penn
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  P211.3.A35 W956 2012    AVAILABLE    30530001169002
Descript xxxii, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series African history ; v. 2
African history (Brill Academic Publishers) ; v. 2
Note Papers first presented at a conference at the University of Cape Town in Dec. 2008
Previously published: UCT Press, 2011
Includes index
Foreword: Writing at Sea / Isabel Hofmeyr -- Contributors -- Introduction: the written word and the world / Adrien Delmas -- Rock art, scripts and proto-scripts in Africa: the Libyco-Berber example / Jean-Loïc Le Quellec -- From pictures to letters: the early steps in the Mexican tlahcuilo's alphabetisation process during the 16th century / Patrick Johansson -- Edmond R. Smith's writing lesson: archive and representation in 19th century Araucanía / André Menard -- Missionary knowledge in context: geographical knowledge of Ethiopia in dialogue during the 16th and 17th centuries / Hervé Pennec -- From travelling to history: an outline of the VOC writing system during the 17th century / Adrien Delmas -- Towards an archaeology of globalisation: readings and writings of Tommaso Campanella on a theological-political empire between the Old and the New worlds (16th-17th centuries) / Fabián Javier Ludueña Romandini -- Charlevoix and the American savage: the 18th-century traveller as moralist / David J. Culpin -- Written culture and the Cape Khoikhoi: from travel writing to Kolb's 'full description' / Nigel Penn -- Nothing new under the sun: anatomy of a literary-historical polemic in colonial Cape Town circa 1880-1910 / Peter Merrington -- Mapuche-Tehuelche Spanish writing and Argentinian-Chilean expansion during the 19th century / Julio Esteban Vezub -- To my dear minister: official letters of African Wesleyan evangelists in the late 19th-century Transvaal / Lize Kriel -- Literacy and land at the Bay of Natal: documents and practices across spaces and social economics / Mastin Prinsloo -- The 'painting' of black history: the Afro-Cuban codex of José Antonio Aponte (Havana, Cuba, 1812) / Jorge Pavez Ojeda -- On not spreading the Word: ministers of religion and written culture at the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century / Gerald Groenewald -- Occurrences and eclipses of the myth of Ulysses in Latin American culture / José Emilio Burucúa
Subject Written communication -- Africa -- History -- Congresses
Written communication -- America -- History -- Congresses
Communication and culture -- Africa -- History -- Congresses
Communication and culture -- America -- History -- Congresses
Cultural relations -- History -- Congresses
Africa -- Colonization -- History -- Congresses
America -- Colonization -- History -- Congresses
Alt Author Delmas, Adrien
Penn, Nigel
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