When the famous anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss arrived in Rio de Janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: Jean de Lery's qHistory of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil.q Lery had undertaken his fascinating and arduous voyage in 1556, as a youthful member of the first Protestant mission to the New World. Janet Whatley presents the first complete English translation of one of the most vivid early European accounts of life in the New World.qMoreover, they make big bracelets, composed of several pieces of white bone, cut and notched like big fish-scales, which they know how so closely to match and so nicely to join a with wax and a kind of gum mixed together into a glue a thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil|
|Author||:||Jean De Lery|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 1993-02-09|