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The Unsettlement of America – Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Anna Brickhouse


This book explores the career and legacy of Don Luis de Velasco, an early modern indigenous translator of the sixteenth-century Atlantic world who traveled far and wide and experienced nearly a decade of Western civilization before acting decisively against European settlement. The book attends specifically to the interpretive and knowledge-producing roles played by Don Luis as a translator, acting not only in Native-European contact zones but in a complex arena of interindigenous transmission of information about the hemisphere. The book argues for the conceptual and literary significance of ... More

Keywords: unsettlement, Don Luis de Velasco, settler colonialism, translation, interpretation, hemispheric American studies, Native studies, interpreters, geopolitics of knowledge, Red Atlantic, interindigenous, global Indian history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199729722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Brickhouse, author
University of Virginia

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