The Image of the New World in Columbus's "Diario de a Bordo"
Available Online June 2017.
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- Columbus; Diario de a bordo; Locus Amoenus; imagology
- Born in Italy, Columbus always used the Spanish language to write his journals and memories. Traditionally, the journal of his first voyage to America is considered documents concerned to the history studies. But just like Hayden White defines the historical work as a verbal structure in the form of a narrative prose discourse, therefore it is a poetic act. Otherwise, Columbus took the world he reached in mistake for the Oriental "India", which makes his discourse based on a preconceived fiction. In this work, departing from the theory formulated by D. H. Pageaux about the imagology, we analyze the images of the Natural and the human beings that Columbus tried to construct in the journal. This analysis will be displayed in the levels of vocabulary, classified structure and trope, and we will find that the American Nature and people are discoursed like "Locus amoenus" and the "good salvage" respectively following the European cultural models and prototype just like the Bucolic of the Christian tradition.
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TY - CONF AU - Ning Chen PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - The Image of the New World in Columbus's "Diario de a Bordo" BT - 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 622 EP - 628 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.151 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.151 ID - Chen2017/06 ER -