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The Resource Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts, [compiled by] Gordon Brotherston ; translations prepared in collaboration with Ed Dorn

Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts, [compiled by] Gordon Brotherston ; translations prepared in collaboration with Ed Dorn

Label
Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts
Title
Image of the New World
Title remainder
the American continent portrayed in native texts
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Gordon Brotherston ; translations prepared in collaboration with Ed Dorn
Contributor
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
"For many people one of the great unsuspected treasures of the New World is to be found in its literatures. Many native texts, although written in the Roman alphabet in the post-Columbian period, had been recorded in various other ways, including hieroglyphs and pictographs, long before the Europeans first set foot on the American continent. In this book we see, for example, how the signs and symbols used by the ancient Mexicans, and their method of setting them out on the page, bear a close affinity with the recording systems used by peoples both to the north and the south--from the Algonkin of the Ohio and Great Lakes areas (with their birchbark scrolls) to the peoples of Peru. Such 'classic' American texts provide us with the 'image' of the New World which this book reveals, and have also suggested its main topics : the past and present world 'ages' ; national and tribal origins ; the lore of the planter and hunter ; and the activities of the warrior, the healer and the poet or scribe. This book, with its commentaries on and translation s of carefully selected texts, tells a story which is not widely known. Taken together, the texts are a revelation of the everyday experiences of native peoples in every part of the continent, and of their sufferings in time of war or famine, and not least at the hands of the invaders from the Old World."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.0497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E58
  • PM198.E1
LC item number
  • .I45
  • B76
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brotherston, Gordon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • Indian literature
  • Folk literature, Indian
  • United States
  • America
Label
Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts, [compiled by] Gordon Brotherston ; translations prepared in collaboration with Ed Dorn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the idea of the New World, and American Indian texts -- Invasion from the Old World -- Defence of traditional values and forms -- Ritual -- Calendars -- Cosmogony and the birth of man -- Hunting and planting -- Conquest -- Healer -- Singer and scribe
Control code
ocm05942583
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780500012062
Lccn
78055194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)05942583
Label
Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts, [compiled by] Gordon Brotherston ; translations prepared in collaboration with Ed Dorn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the idea of the New World, and American Indian texts -- Invasion from the Old World -- Defence of traditional values and forms -- Ritual -- Calendars -- Cosmogony and the birth of man -- Hunting and planting -- Conquest -- Healer -- Singer and scribe
Control code
ocm05942583
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780500012062
Lccn
78055194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)05942583

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