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Writing Captivity in the Early Modern AtlanticCirculations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds$
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Lisa Voigt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807831991

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838747_Knott

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Conclusion : Comparative Crossings

Conclusion : Comparative Crossings

(p.320) Conclusion : Comparative Crossings
Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic

Lisa Voigt

University of North Carolina Press

This book, all throughout, has highlighted common features among the texts under study. Nevertheless, the captives and authors teach us to embrace, rather than elide, distance and difference. Although many of the authors coincide in identifying, to some degree, with European or Euro-American captives, their affinities with the indigenous peoples who figure in their accounts vary much more widely. El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is the only author to explicitly identify himself with the Amerindians of Florida, affirming that he and they belong to a single “nation.” Meanwhile, the self-legitimation that Francisco Nunez de Pineda y Bascunan and John Smith derive from their knowledge of indigenous culture is based not on heritage, but on experience.

Keywords:   distance, difference, Euro-American captives, indigenous peoples, Amerindians of Florida, indigenous culture, heritage

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