The Resource Columbus and the ends of the earth : Europe's prophetic rhetoric as conquering ideology, Djelal Kadir

Columbus and the ends of the earth : Europe's prophetic rhetoric as conquering ideology, Djelal Kadir

Label
Columbus and the ends of the earth : Europe's prophetic rhetoric as conquering ideology
Title
Columbus and the ends of the earth
Title remainder
Europe's prophetic rhetoric as conquering ideology
Statement of responsibility
Djelal Kadir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Columbus is the first blazing star in a constellation of explorers whose right to claim and conquer each new land mass they encountered was absolutely unquestioned by their countrymen. Columbus and the Ends of the Earth brings to life the system of religious beliefs that made the imperial taking of the New World not only possible but laudable. The language of prophecy and divine predestination fills the pronouncements of those who ventured across the Atlantic. With their conviction that they were exercising a God-given right to lands and goods held in escrow until the dawning of the Age of Discovery, Spanish, English, and other European adventurers laid claim to the land and peoples of the New World as their rightful due and manifest destiny. Djelal Kadir's argument has profound implications for current theoretical debates and reassessments of colonialism and decolonization. Has the ideology of empire disappeared, or has it merely been secularized? Kadir suggests that in this supposedly postcolonial era, richer nations and privileged multinational entities still manipulate the rhetoric of conquest to justify and serve their own worldly ends. For colonized peoples who live today at the "ends of the earth," the age of exploitation may not be essentially different from the age of exploration. Here is a timely review of the founding doctrines of empire, one that speaks less than reverentially of the brave explorers and righteous settlers of the New World
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
970.01/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E111
LC item number
.K15 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Columbus and the ends of the earth : Europe's prophetic rhetoric as conquering ideology, Djelal Kadir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emergent occasions: of prophecy and history -- Anxious foundations -- New worlds: renovations, restorations, transmigrations -- Charting the conquest -- Conquering charts -- Patent conquests -- Salvaging the salvages -- Divine primitives -- Primitive divines -- Primitives divined -- Making ends meet: the dire unction of prophecy
Control code
ocm44956245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520911338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27298358
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956245
  • acaebk0520074424

Library Locations

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