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The Resource The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane ; edited and with an introduction by Susana Rotker

The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane ; edited and with an introduction by Susana Rotker

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The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Title
The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Statement of responsibility
Fray Servando Teresa de Mier ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane ; edited and with an introduction by Susana Rotker
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"On December 12, 1794, Fray Servando preached a sermon in Mexico City claiming that the Indies had been converted by St. Thomas long before the Spaniards arrived. Because the Spanish cited the "conversion of the heathen" as the justification of their conquest of the New World, Servando's words were deemed subversive. As a result, he was arrested by the Inquisition and exiled to Spain - only to escape and spend 10 years traveling throughout Europe, as none other than a French priest." "So began the grand adventure of Fray Servando's life, and of this gripping memoir. Here is an invitation hard for any reader to resist: a glimpse of the European "Age of Enlightenment" through the eyes of a fugitive Mexican friar. Fray Servando's account of Europe is clear-sighted, hilarious and certainly not included in the travel literature of that era. In this memoir, one sees a portrait of manners and morals that is a far cry from the 'civilized' spirit that the Empire wanted to impose on its Colonies. This book takes a look at history from an upside-down perspective, asking this question: who were the real savages, the colonizers themselves, or the supposed "savages" they were struggling to convert?"--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1763-1827
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mier Noriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de
Dewey number
  • 972/.02/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1232.M67783
LC item number
A3 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rotker, Susana
  • Lane, Helen R
Series statement
Library of Latin America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mier Noriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de
  • Dominicans
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Statesmen
  • Historians
  • Mexico
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Mier Noriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de
  • Dominicans
  • Historians
  • Manners and customs
  • Statesmen
  • Travel
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Dominicanen
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The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane ; edited and with an introduction by Susana Rotker
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Editors' General Introduction -- Note on the Author -- Chronology of the Author -- Note on the Text -- Editor's Introduction -- The Memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxiv, 242 pages).
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780198026631
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)311261573
Label
The memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane ; edited and with an introduction by Susana Rotker
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Editors' General Introduction -- Note on the Author -- Chronology of the Author -- Note on the Text -- Editor's Introduction -- The Memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxiv, 242 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198026631
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)311261573

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