The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana

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Sir Walter Ralegh's narrative of his expedition to South America is a fundamental source for the historical anthropology of the Americas. Yet readers must question how Ralegh, the quintessential Elizabethan, garnered his information, and how we should interpret it. In this new edition based on the first printing of the Discoverie in 1596, anthropologist Neil L. Whitehead addresses problems at the heart of current anthropological and literary criticism, and he challenges existing evaluations both of Ralegh and of early ...

The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana 1998, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806130200

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