PAJÉS, DEMÔNIOS AND CANIBAIS: REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT AMERICAN DIAGNOSIS IN ICONOGRAPHY EUROPEAN CENTURY OF THE XVI CENTURY

Clio: Revista de Pesquisa Histórica. 2010;1(28)

 

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Journal Title: Clio: Revista de Pesquisa Histórica

ISSN: 2525-5649 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Society/Institution: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General) | History America: Latin America. Spanish America

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese

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AUTHORS

Rodrigo Luiz Simas de Aguiar (Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados)
Aline Maria Müller

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Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

To justify the American conquest the European needed to barbarize the figure of American Indians. Several images become to attach books and travel reports, promoting the insertion of those figures on the European imaginary in 16th century. Anthropophagi, war, inhumanity of the Indian and the relation between Indian religion and Devil veneration where the main subjects of the chronics. The illustrations of Theodor De Bry‟s book called Americae are in the midst of other responsible by the insertion of those representations on European imaginary. In the chronics, Indian Chiefs and Shamans are constantly represented like responsible to execute the Devil wishes on Earth and also guilty for conduce other Indian to ruin. The association of Indian with the Devil is present on several books engraves of the 16th century, like those that illustrate the book Americae, object of analysis on this article.