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Autor: Jorge Canizares-Esguerra|
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publisher date: 10/28/2006
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 569 KB
Description of the book "Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700":
This book argues that the striking resemblances in Spanish and Puritan discourses of colonization as "exorcism" and as spiritual gardening point to a common Atlantic history. These resemblances suggest that we are better off if we simply consider the Puritan colonization of New England as a continuation of Iberian models rather than a radically different colonizing experience. The book demonstrates that a wider Pan-American perspective can upset the most cherished national narratives of the United States, for it maintains that the Puritan colonization of New England was as much a chivalric, crusading act of Reconquista (against the Devil) as was the PDF Spanish conquest.