A Savage Mirror: Power, Identity, and Knowledge in Early Modern France

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - 306 strani
A Savage Mirror is about the New World, royal ritual, and the sensibilities that defined a new class of elites. It takes as its starting point the royal entry of Henri II into Rouen in 1550. By all accounts, this ritual was among the most spectacular ever staged. It included an "exact" replica of a Brazilian village, with fifty "savages" kidnapped from the New World. The book aims to understand what the French made of these Brazilian cannibals, and the significance of putting them in a festival honoring the king. The resulting analysis provides an investigation of France's changing social structure, its religious beliefs, its humanist culture, and its complicated commercial and symbolic relations with the New World. The book will appeal not only to scholars of early modern history, but to those interested in cross-cultural contact, cultural studies, civic ritual, museography, and history of literature, science, religion, art, and anthropology.

 

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Stran 9 - Those people are wild, just as we call wild the fruits that Nature has produced by herself and in her normal course; whereas really it is those that we have changed artificially and led astray from the common order, that we should rather call wild.
Stran xii - LorS si ta belle main passant ne m'eust fait signe, Main blanche, qui se vante estre fille d'un Cygne, Je fusse mort, Hélène, aux rayons de tes yeux : Mais ton signe retint l'âme presque ravie, Ton œil se contenta d'estre victorieux, Ta main se resjouyt de me donner la vie.
Stran 270 - LES TRIOMPHES DE L'ABBAYE DES CONARDS Sous le resveur en décimes Fagot, abbé des Conards, contenant les criées et proclamations faites depuis son advenement jusquesà l'an présent.

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Michael Wintroub is a historian of early modern Europe. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

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