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The Resource The body of the conquistador : food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700, Rebecca Earle, (electronic resource)

The body of the conquistador : food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700, Rebecca Earle, (electronic resource)

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The body of the conquistador : food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700
Title
The body of the conquistador
Title remainder
food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Earle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation and the bodily experience of eating. It reveals the importance of food to the colonial project in Spanish America and reconceptualises the role of European colonial expansion in shaping the emergence of ideas of race during the Age of Discovery. Rebecca Earle shows that anxieties about food were fundamental to Spanish understandings of the new environment they inhabited and their interactions with the native populations of the New World. Settlers wondered whether Europeans could eat New World food, whether Indians could eat European food and what would happen to each if they did. By taking seriously their ideas about food we gain a richer understanding of how settlers understood the physical experience of colonialism and of how they thought about one of the central features of the colonial project. The result is simultaneously a history of food, colonialism and race.--
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UkCbUP
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Earle, Rebecca
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Spaniards
  • Imperialism
  • Human body
  • Food habits
  • Food
  • Ingestion
  • Latin America
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
The body of the conquistador : food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700, Rebecca Earle, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511763359
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Food and the colonial experience -- 1. Humoralism and the colonial body -- 2. Protecting the European body -- 3. Providential fertility -- 4. "Maize, which is their wheat" -- 5. "You will become like them if you eat their food" -- 6. Mutable bodies in Spain and the Indies -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9780511763359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107693296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794663485
Label
The body of the conquistador : food, race, and the colonial experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700, Rebecca Earle, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511763359
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Food and the colonial experience -- 1. Humoralism and the colonial body -- 2. Protecting the European body -- 3. Providential fertility -- 4. "Maize, which is their wheat" -- 5. "You will become like them if you eat their food" -- 6. Mutable bodies in Spain and the Indies -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9780511763359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107693296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794663485

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