Subtitle The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire
Release Date 2021-01-12
Publisher University of Florida Press
EAN/ISBN 978-1683401681
Author(s) Mauro Caraccioli
Summary In Writing the New World, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political thought. Revealing their narrative context, religious ideals, and political implications, Caraccioli shows how these sixteenth-century works promoted a distinct genre of philosophical wonder in service of an emerging colonial social order.