Decentring the Renaissance

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

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Eighteen innovative essays explore not only how the European Renaissance helped form Canada, but also how more significantly the experience of Canada touched the Renaissance and those who first came to the shores of North America.

Author Biography

Germaine Warkentin is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Toronto. Carolyn Podruchny is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History, University of Winnipeg.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Other Land Existing'p. 3
Polarities, Hybridities: What Strategies for Decentring?p. 19
Inclusive and Exclusive Perceptions of Difference: Native and Euro-Based Concepts of Time, History, and Changep. 33
Plunder or Harmony? On Merging European and Native Views of Early Contactp. 48
Memoria as the Place of Fabrication of the New Worldp. 68
The Sixteenth-Century French Vision of Empire: The Other Side of Self-Determinationp. 87
The Mentality of the Men behind Sixteenth-Century Spanish Voyages to Terranovap. 110
Relocating Terra Firma: William Vaughan's Newfoundlandp. 125
Images of English Origins in Newfoundland and Roanokep. 141
From the Good Savage to the Degenerate Indian: The Amerindian in the Accounts of Travel to Americap. 159
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Few, Uncooperative, and Ill Informed? The Roman Catholic Clergy in French and British North America, 1610-1658p. 173
Canada in Seventeenth-Century Jesuit Thought: Backwater or Opportunity?p. 186
'A New Loreto in New France': Pierre-Joseph-Marie Chaumonot, S.J., and the Holy House of Loretop. 200
Decentring at Work
The Delights of Nature in This New World: A Seventeenth-Century Canadian View of the Environmentp. 223
The Beginning of French Exploration out of the St. Lawrence Valley: Motives, Methods, and Changing Attitudes towards Native Peoplep. 236
The Earliest European Encounters with Iroquoian Languagesp. 252
Decentring Icons of History: Exploring the Archaeology of the Frobisher Voyages and Early European-Inuit Contactp. 262
Sir William Phips and the Decentring of Empire in Northeastern North America, 1690-1694p. 287
Amerindians and the Horizon of Modernityp. 305
Works Citedp. 319
Contributorsp. 355
Indexp. 361
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