Caníbales en los mapas del siglo XVI

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While cannibalism is not an unknown practice, especially in times of famine, it was never as widespread as shown in these 16th-century atlases. Maps, going back to antiquity, have always been about more than just charting geography; they affirm structures of power, including the control of unseen land, and act as an imperialist tool for reinforcing stereotypes and encouraging fear of the unfamiliar.

Origen: Why Cannibals Were on Every 16th-Century Map of the New World

Categoría: Silva

Pedro Jorge Romero

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