Writing the "Indian" in Early Modern England
Edited by Jonathan Gil Harris
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Formats||Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||Signs of Race|
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Europeans invented 'Indians' and populated the world, west and east, with them. Indography: Writing the 'Indian' in Early Modern England considers the ethnographic and racializing practices that were the hallmark of English global 'knowledges' post-Columbus. In a series of essays that tease out the affinities and discontinuities between the production of western and eastern 'Indians' in English travel writing, medical treatises, literature and drama, the volume's contributors show how early modern purveyors of Indography saw bodies and identities as translatable, susceptible not just to cross-cultural interpretation but also to protean movement and change.