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Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Pablo F. Gómez


This book examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative knowledge about the natural world, and particularly the body, during the long seventeenth century. It reveals a hitherto untold history about the transformation of early modern natural and human landscapes, one that unfolds outside existent analytical frameworks for the study of the Atlantic world. The book introduces some of the earliest and richest known records carrying the voices of people of African descent, including African themselves, to change our understanding of the dynamics and intellectual spaces ... More

Keywords: Caribbean History, Experiential Knowledge, Knowledge Making, African Diaspora-History, History of the Body, History of Medicine, Atlantic World History, Latin America-History, History of Science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630878
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo F. Gómez, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison