Treatise on Slavery
Selections from De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute
By (author) Alonso de Sandoval
Edited and translated by Nicole von Germeten
Translated by Nicole von Germeten
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Treatise on Slavery by Alonso de Sandoval
Book DescriptionIn De instauranda Aethiopum salute (1627)--the earliest known book-length study of African slavery in the colonial Americas--Jesuit priest Alonso de Sandoval described dozens of African ethnicities, their languages, and their beliefs, and provided an expose of the abuse of slaves in the Americas. This collection of previously untranslated selections from Sandoval's book is an invaluable resource for understanding the history of the African diaspora, slavery in colonial Latin America, and the role of Christianity in the formation of the Spanish Empire; it also provides insights into early modern European concepts of race. A general Introduction and headnotes to each selection provide cultural, historical, and religious context; copious footnotes identify terms and references that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A map and an index are also provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872209299
(215mm x 9mm x 532mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Helps understand the history of the African Diaspora, slavery in colonial Latin America, and the role of Christianity in the formation of Cartagena de Indies. This book includes a general introduction and headnotes to each selection which provide cultural, historical, and religious context.
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Author Biography - Alonso de Sandoval
Nicole von Germeten is Assistant Professor of History, Oregon State University.
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