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Hans Staden's True History An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil

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ISBN-10: 0822342316

ISBN-13: 9780822342311

Edition: 2008

Authors: Hans Staden, Neil L. Whitehead, Michael Harbsmeier, Jo Ellen Fair

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In 1550, the German adventurer Hans Staden was serving as a gunner in a Portuguese fort on the Brazilian coast. While out hunting, he was captured by the Tupinambá, an indigenous people who had a reputation for engaging in ritual cannibalism, and who, as allies of the French, were hostile to the Portuguese. Staden's True History, first published in Germany in 1557, tells the story of his nine-month captivity among the Tupi Indians. It is a dramatic first-person account of his capture, captivity, and eventual escape. Staden's narrative is a foundational text in the history and European "discovery" of Brazil, the earliest European account of the Tupi Indians, and a touchstone in the debate on…    
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.45" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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