Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas 1469652625, 9781469652627

Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, this book answers the long-standin

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Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
 1469652625, 9781469652627

Table of contents :
Cover
Half Title
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
PART 1: SIGNS OF THE TIMES
1. “Acquainted by Some Signes”: Communication, Knowledge, and Sign Language in Native America
2. “Civil in any Country, if They Are So in the Fashion of France”: Nonverbal Communication, Civility, and the Language of Signs in Early Modern France
PART 2: SIGNS OF CHANGE
3. “Many Friendly Signs”: French-Indian Communication during Sixteenth-Century Encounters
4. “The Most Thorough Traitors and Deceivers”: Embodiments of Trust and Deception in the Seventeenth-Century French Atlantic
PART 3: SPEAKING OF SIGNS
5. “A Thousand Gesticulations and Affectations”: Embodied Multilingualism and the Question of Culture Change in Seventeenth-Century America
6. “The Greatest Speech-Makers on Earth”: Oratory and the Symbolic Language of Diplomacy in the Mature French Atlantic
Conclusion
Index
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