Ceremonies of possession in Europe’s conquest of the New by Patricia Seed

By Patricia Seed

This paintings of comparative historical past, first released in 1996, explores the array of ceremonies that Europeans played to mark their taking ownership of the hot global. Frenchmen reproduced the grandeur of royal processions anyplace attainable, consistently finishing in discussion with the indigenous peoples. Spaniards made solemn speeches earlier than launching army assaults. Dutchmen drew intensely certain maps, scrutinizing harbours and coastlines as they disembarked. The Portuguese superimposed the grid of latitudes upon lands they have been later to take by means of the sword. The English flippantly laid out fences and hedges within the demeanour in their local shires. via such actions every one energy thought of itself to be growing imperial authority over the Americas; but every one did not recognize an analogous importance within the ceremonies of alternative international locations. This publication develops the cultural contexts of those ceremonies, and tackles the results of this historic legacy for modern geographical regions within the post-colonial period.

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Ceremonies of possession in Europe’s conquest of the New World, 1492-1640

This paintings of comparative heritage, first released in 1996, explores the array of ceremonies that Europeans played to mark their taking ownership of the hot global. Frenchmen reproduced the grandeur of royal processions at any place attainable, constantly finishing in discussion with the indigenous peoples. Spaniards made solemn speeches ahead of launching army assaults.

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