Title: The Admirable Adventures and Strange ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
This is the first comprehensive, annotated edition in English of Anthony Knivet's 1625 travel account. Editor(s): Lessa de Sa, Vivien Kogut. Series: New Approaches to the Americas. Num Pages: 238 pages, 9 b/w illus. 4 maps. BIC Classification: 1KLSB; 3JB; HBJK; HBLH; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 156 x 229 x 17. Weight in Grams: 370. . 2015. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107463004
Synopsis: This is the first critical edition of the original 1625 travel account by Anthony Knivet, an Englishman who spent nine years in Brazil in the last decade of the sixteenth century. His is the oldest extensive account of Brazil written by an Englishman, but despite its historical, geographical, and ethnographic relevance it has never merited an annotated (or even a separate) edition in English. This edition, which includes a detailed introduction and extensive notes, aims at enabling the English-speaking public to follow Knivet's compelling tale. The account describes Knivet's incredible adventures, experienced roughly between 1592 and 1601, which include working as a drudge for the governor of Rio de Janeiro, escaping into the hinterland to live with native tribes and joining in expeditions of conquest and gold-seeking. The story provides a unique insight into early colonial Brazil and the myriad of people occupying its territory: Portuguese settlers, mixed-race servants, Indians, slaves, and European travelers.
Book Description: Anthony Knivet's Admirable Adventures is the earliest detailed description of Brazil written by an Englishman. His account gives unique firsthand glimpse into the land and people of early colonial Brazil, including descriptions of native tribes and local habits given for the first time.
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