9780521337045-0521337046-The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology (Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies)

The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology (Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780521337045
ISBN-10: 0521337046
Edition: 1
Author: Pagden, Anthony
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 284 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521337045
ISBN-10: 0521337046
Edition: 1
Author: Pagden, Anthony
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 284 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pagden, Anthony wrote The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology (Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies) comprising 284 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521337046 and 9780521337045. Since then The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology (Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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This book gives a new interpretation of the reception of the new world by the old. It is the first in-depth study of the pre-Enlightenment methods by which Europeans attempted to describe and classify the American Indian and his society. Between 1512 and 1724 a simple determinist view of human society was replaced by a more sophisticated relativist approach. Anthony Pagden uses new methods of technical analysis, already developed in philosophy and anthropology, to examine four groups of writers who analysed Indian culture: the sixteenth-century theologian, Francisco de Vitoria, and his followers; the 'champion of the Indians' Bartolomé de Las Casas; and the Jesuit historians José de Acosta and Joseph François Lafitau. Dr Pagden explains the sources for their theories and how these conditioned their observations. He also examines for the first time the key terms in each writer's vocabulary - words such as 'barbarian' and 'civil' - and the assumptions that lay beneath them.

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