The Amazon: Land without History

Paperback | November 15, 2006

byEuclides Da CunhaEditorLucia SaTranslated byRonald W. Sousa

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In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking descriptions of the Amazonian rivers and the ever-changing nature that surrounds them. Brilliantly translated by Ronald Sousa, Land Without History offers a view of the ever changing ecology of the Amazon, and a compelling testimony to the Brazilian colonial enterprise, and its imperialist tendencies with regard to neighboring nation-states.

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In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking description...

Lucia Sa is at Stanford University. Ronald W. Sousa is at University of Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 5.51 × 8.11 × 0.31 inPublished:November 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195172043

ISBN - 13:9780195172041

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Series Editors' General IntroductionTranslator's NoteIntroduction by Lucia SaThe AmazonGlossaryNotesBibliography