Animais medievais e seus rastros no brasil colonial: uma proposta de leitura neomedievalista

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This work proposes to examine the concept of neomedievalism in historiography especially relevant in post-colonial territories considered lacking in a true medieval tradition, seen as anachronistic societies with similarly medieval modes of perception, out of synchrony with the present. Without any major challenge to this theory, the work presents, through a critical-analytical procedure, the reflection that this concept of neomedievalism can be mutatis mutandisalso applied to areas in process of colonization, also without a proper medieval past. Based on this idea, the work investigates the chronicles of colonial Brazil as an ideological and politically mobilized appropriation of the medieval bestiary literary tradition with a view to purposes not only of teleological foundation but also promotional in material and spiritual utilitarian terms. The work recognizes this promotional purpose through a comparative analysis of the perception of the animal world of the medieval bestiary vis-à-vis its reuse in the chronicles of colonial Brazil.



Animais medievais, Cronística do Brazil colonial, Leitura neomedievalista, Medieval animals, Chronicles of colonial Brazil, Neo-medievalist reading


FONSECA, Pedro Carlos Louzada. Animais medievais e seus rastros no Brasil colonial: uma proposta de leitura neomedievalista. Revista Signum, Cuiabá, v. 23, n. 1, p. 86-108, 2022. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 mar. 2023.