Moorings: Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa (Paperback)Josiah Blackmore (author)
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Attentive to history as well as the nuances of language, Josiah Blackmore leads readers from the formation of the "Moor" in medieval Iberia to the construction of a full colonial imaginary, as found in the works of two writers: the royal chronicler Gomes Eanes de Zurara and the epic poet Luis de Camoes. Blackmore's original work helps to explain how concepts and myths-such as the "otherness" of Africa and Africans-originated, functioned, and were perpetuated.
Delving into the Portuguese imperial experience, Moorings enriches our understanding of historical and literary imagination during a significant period of Western expansion.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm