On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe – Caroline Dodds Pennock

£22.00

Hardback

We have long been taught to presume that modern global history began when the ‘Old World’ encountered the ‘New’, when Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ America in 1492. But, as Caroline Dodds Pennock conclusively shows in this groundbreaking book, for tens of thousands of Aztecs, Maya, Totonacs, Inuit and others – enslaved people, diplomats, explorers, servants, traders – the reverse was true: they discovered Europe. For them, Europe comprised savage shores, a land of riches and marvels, yet perplexing for its brutal disparities of wealth and quality of life, and its baffling beliefs.

The story of these Indigenous Americans abroad is a story of abduction, loss, cultural appropriation, and, as they saw it, of apocalypse – a story that has largely been absent from our collective imagination of the times.

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Weight 0.56 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16 × 4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Dewey

940.048997 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K