publication . Article . 2015

Historia de dos islas: los mitos coloniales de la Isla Brasil y la Isla Guayana

Pablo Ibañez Bonillo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Memorias (eissn: 1794-8886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad del Norte
In the American colonial world existed two myths about the insularity of the territories situated in the northern and southern shores of the Amazon river. Both myths, as the rest of legends collected in the European chronicles, seem to find their origin in the dialogue between the medieval expectations of the conquistadores and the complex reality of the Amerindian societies during the conquest. For that reason, colonial myths can be read as ethnohistorical sources and can be used in the construction of new historical narratives. This article proposes that the establishment of the Portuguese colonial frontier in the Delta and the on Lower Amazon during the XVIIt...
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