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Immortality: The Promise of Asia

Vincent Barletta

in Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037363
eISBN:
9780226037394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037394.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Portuguese humanist João de Barros (1496–1570) frames the process of writing the history of Portugal's African and Asian empire as an effort to overcome human mortality and its unwanted ... More


Immortality, Corruption, and the Sisè Seny: João deBarros's Empire of Language

Vincent Barletta

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the complex theorization of empire, praxis, language, the senses, and immortality found in the introduction to the first volume of João de Barros's Décadas da Ásia (Lisbon, ... More


Photography as Anthropotechnique and the Legacy of Canudos

Edward King

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Flávio de Barros’s photographic documentation of the war in Canudos (1896–1897) has become a conceptual prism through which to consider the role of photography ... More


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