Written Culture in a Colonial Context; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword: Writing at Sea; Contributors; Introduction: The written word and the world; Part I; 1. Rock art, scripts and proto-scripts in Africa: The Libyco-Berber example; 2. From pictures to letters: The early steps in the Mexican tlahcuilo's alphabetisation process during the 16th century; 3. Edmond R. Smith's writing lesson: Archive and representation in 19th-century Araucanía; Part II; 4. Missionary knowledge in context: Geographical knowledge of Ethiopia in dialogue during the 16th and 17th centuries.
5. From travelling to history: An outline of the VOC writing system during the 17th century6. Towards an archaeology of globalisation: Readings and writings of tommaso campanella on a theological-political empire between the old and the new worlds (16th-17th centuries); Part III; 7. Charlevoix and the American savage: The 18th-century traveller as moralist; 8. Written culture and the cape khoikhoi: From travel writing to kolb's 'Full Description'; 9. Nothing new under the sun: Anatomy of a literary-historical polemic in colonial Cape Town circa 1880-1910; Part IV.
10. Mapuche-Tehuelche Spanish writing and Argentinian-Chilean expansion during the 19th century11. To My Dear Minister: Official letters of African Wesleyan Evangelists in the Late 19th-century Transvaal; 12. Literacy and land at the Bay of Natal:Documents and practices across spaces and social economies; Part V; 13. The 'Painting' of black history: The Afro-Cuban codex of José Antonio Aponte (Havana, Cuba, 1812); 14. On Not Spreading the Word: Ministers of religion and written culture at the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century.
15. Occurrences and eclipses of the myth of Ulysses in Latin American cultureIndex.
Exploring the extent to which the control over the materiality of writing has shaped the numerous and complex processes of cultural exchange from the 16th century onwards, this book introduces the specifities of written culture anchored in colonial contexts.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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