Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700

Stanford University Press, 2006 - 327 páginas
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 Spanish conquest.

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This is an excellent 15 page article. Unfortunately it is a 200 page book. It makes the point that both Puritans and Conquistadors used the same sort of crusading rhetoric, portraying the Americas as ... Leer comentario completo


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Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of the award winning How to Write the History of the New World (Stanford University Press, 2001).

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