Stock Image

Origins of the American Indians : European Concepts, 1492-1729

Huddleston, Lee Eldridge

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0292736932 / ISBN 13: 9780292736931
Published by University of Texas Press / Institute of Latin American Studies, Austin TX, 1967
Condition: Good+ Hardcover
From Mike's Library (Plymouth, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 24, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 69.95 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "My original intention was to investigate the literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to discover what were the opinions of Europeans of that period, how those opinions were derived, and how they changed. In the light of this investigation I have distinguished two rival, but not mutually exclusive, traditions in origin literature. The Acostan Tradition, characterized by a moderate skepticism with respect to the comparative and exegetical methodology of the day, by an adherence to geographical and faunal considerations in theorizing, and by a reluctance to produce finished origin theories, is named for Joseph de Acosta, who gave the tradition its earliest extended example in Historia natural y moral de las Indias in 1589/90. The Garcían Tradition, named for the author of the Origen de los indios (1607/1729), is marked by an uncritical acceptance of the comparative ethnological technique of determining origins and a tendency to accept trans-Atlantic migrations." - Preface. Contents: Preface; Introduction: The Discovery of the American Indian; Chapter I. The Early Origin Literature, Oviedo to Acosta; II. Acosta and García, 1589-1607; III. Spanish Scholarship after García, 1607-1729; IV. The Debate on the Origins of the Indians in Northern Europe; General Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. ; ILAS Latin American Monograph; Ex-Library; Vol. 11; ix, 179 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 10376

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Origins of the American Indians : European ...

Publisher: University of Texas Press / Institute of Latin American Studies, Austin TX

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

The American Indian—origin, culture, and language—engaged the best minds of Europe from 1492 to 1729. Were the Indians the result of a co-creation? Were they descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel? Could they have emigrated from Carthage, Phoenicia, or Troy? All these and many other theories were proposed.

How could scholars account for the multiplicity of languages among the Indians, the differences in levels of culture? And how did the Indian arrive in America—by using as a bridge a now-lost continent or, as was later suggested by some persons in the light of an expanding knowledge of geography, by using the Bering Strait as a migratory route?

Most of the theories regarding the American Indian were first advanced in the sixteenth century. In this distinctive book Lee E. Huddleston looks carefully into those theories and proposals. From many research sources he weaves an historical account that engages the reader from the very first.

The two most influential men in an early-developing controversy over Indian origins were Joseph de Acosta and Gregorio García. Approaching the subject with restraint and with a critical eye, Acosta, in 1590, suggested that the presence of diverse animals in America indicated a land connection with the Old World. On the other hand, García accepted several theories as equally possible and presented each in the strongest possible light in his Origen de los indios of 1607.

The critical position of Acosta and the credulous stand of García were both developed in Spanish writing in the seventeenth century. The Acostans settled on an Asiatic derivation for the Indians; the Garcians continued to accept most sources as possible. The Garcian position triumphed in Spain, as was shown by the republication of García’s Origen in 1729 with considerable additions consistent within the original framework.

Outside of Spain, Acosta was the more influential of the two. His writings were critical in the thinking of such men as Joannes de Laet (who bested Grotius in their polemic on Indian origins), Georg Horn, and Samuel Purchas. By the end of the seventeenth century the Acostans of Northern Europe had begun to apply physical characteristics to the determination of Indian origins, and by the early eighteenth century these new criteria were beginning to place the question of Indian origins on a more nearly scientific level.

About the Author:

Lee E. Huddleston (1935–2003) was Professor of History at the University of North Texas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Mike's Library is an on-line, general line bookstore situated in the Pocono Northeast, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We have been a full-time bookseller for nearly two decades. We offer carefully chosen, well-described books at reasonable prices. orders@mikeslibrary.com Our grading follows the AB standards; we err conservatively. Our books are bubble-wrapped and securely packed. Any book is returnable within ten days if not as described. We hope you will enjoy our constantly changing offerings! Thank you.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All books subject to prior sale. Please feel free to call or email with any
questions or concerns. Contact us at 570-822-7585 or orders@mikeslibrary.com

Cash With Order: Accept Visa / MasterCard / American Express / PayPal / US$
Check or Money Order. PA residents add 6% sales tax.

All books are well-packed for their protection.

SHIPPING: United States domestic orders: FREE SHIPPING via USPS Media Mail.
USPS
Priority: $6.99 for first book plus 4.45 for each additional book. UPS,
FEDEX, &
others w...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

SHIPPING: United States domestic orders: FREE SHIPPING via USPS Media Mail.
USPS
Priority: $6.99 for first book plus 4.45 for each additional book. UPS,
FEDEX, &
others will be charged at actual cost plus $2.00 packaging.

International orders: flat rate to Canada: $19.95; to all other countries:
$23.95. International Mail will ship at quoted flat rate if book fits 4#
maximum envelope. Otherwise book may incur a surcharge which will be quoted
as
required.

Our grading follows the AB standards; we err conservatively. Our books are
bubble-wrapped and shipped securely. Any book is returnable within ten days
if
not as described.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal