compared to the daytime—more equal and, for some, less threatening, at least in seasons when night work was not required. This article studies the temporal and spatial regimes on early modern Caribbean sugar plantations, with a particular focus on night time. 3 It examines the ways in which slaves
Leslie Tuttle and Plane, Ann Marie
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 2: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and the American Revolution | Atlantic World editorsPlane, Ann Marie and Leslie TuttleimprintPhiladelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.annotationThis volume collects essays on dreams and visions in the early
Benjamin Schmidt, Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe’s Early Modern World . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. xix + 412 pp. (Cloth US$ 85.00) Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe’s Early Modern World shows us that “alternative truths” are
Michael Guasco, Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 327 pp. (Cloth US $ 45.00) Much ink has been spilled in the quest to understand the origins of slavery in the English colonies of the Americas
Lúcio de Sousa, The Portuguese Slave Trade in Early Modern Japan: Merchants, Jesuits and Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Slaves , Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2018, 594 pp., US $ 217.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-90-04-36580-3. The institution of slavery and the trade in human beings has a deep history in
The Expansion of Catholicism in the Early Modern World
Edited by Antje Flüchter and Rouven Wirbser
Contributors are: Takao Abé, Anand Amaladass, Leonhard Cohen, Renate Dürr, Antje Flüchter, Ana Hosne, Giulia Nardini, John Ødemark, John Steckley, Alexandra Walsham, Rouven Wirbser.
In 1763, a regiment of mercenary soldiers stationed on the border of Suriname and Berbice in South America, rebelled. The men had been sent to help subdue a large slave rebellion. Instead, they mutinied and joined the rebelling slaves. This paper reconstructs the mutiny from Dutch records and uses it to look at the role of soldiers as border crosser in the Atlantic world. Colonial historians have usually studied soldiers in their capacity of border enforcers, men who maintained the cultural and legal divisions that supported colonial authority. However, as I show, soldiers with great regularity crossed those same borders, threatening the very foundations of colonialism.
Looks at how Western law was interpreted and applied to perceived cannibals and corsairs in the Spanish Caribbean in the 16th and 17th c., by Spanish jurists in the period, and at the development of the cannibal and corsair image in Spanish culture. Author outlines the convergence of terms suggesting a growing semantic linkage between certain indigenous peoples, specially the famed "Carib cannibals", and foreign, mostly Western European, corsairs poaching on Spanish wealth. He describes how of the Caribs, said to be cannibals, involved in piracy, an image was constructed of not only cannibals, but also greedy criminals, or rebelers against Catholicism, in order to (legally) justify punishments or wars against them, and thus Spanish rule. He then discusses how of French, British, and other corsairs in the Caribbean involved in piracy against the Spanish, an in some ways similar image was painted of fanatical canine types ruled by appetites, and also of anti-Catholic heretics and criminals, in order to justify punishments as well as the Spanish claim on rule of the Caribbean.
John Donne to Don DeLillo
The study includes a wide range of authors from Donne to Pope, Tennyson to George Eliot and Walter Pater, W.B. Yeats to Don DeLillo and covers the whole period from early modern England to postmodernism. It can thus also be read as a brief history of Western memory and its continuing crises.