Cannibal Encounters: Europeans And Island Caribs, 1492–1763 by Philip P. BoucherCannibal Encounters: Europeans And Island Caribs, 1492–1763 by Philip P. Boucher

Cannibal Encounters: Europeans And Island Caribs, 1492–1763

byPhilip P. Boucher

Paperback | April 27, 2009

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Philip Boucher analyzes the images-and the realities-of European relations with the people known as Island Caribs during the first three centuries after Columbus. Based on literary sources, travelers' observations, and missionary accounts, as well as on French and English colonial archives and administrative correspondence, Cannibal Encounters offers a vivid portrait of a troubled chapter in the history of European-Amerindian relations.

Philip P. Boucher is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and author of France and the American Tropics to 1700: Tropics of Discontent? also published by Johns Hopkins.
Title:Cannibal Encounters: Europeans And Island Caribs, 1492–1763Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 27, 2009Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801890993

ISBN - 13:9780801890994

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A lucid and terse examination of direct interactions between Island Caribs and Europeans in the Lesser Antilles, and the indirect influence of literary images of Island Caribs (and other Native Americans) on the emergence of Western philosophical traditions.