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Merediz, Eyda M. 1964-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 569 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Drama  Academic theses  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: E125.C4, 980.00498
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eyda M Merediz
Approaches to teaching the writings of Bartolomé de las Casas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refracted images : the Canary Islands through a New World lens : transatlantic readings by Eyda M Merediz( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the "Age of Exploration and Discovery," the Canary Islands became an important Atlantic post for European colonial experimentation before the encounter with the New World. This event, in turn, changed forever the way Europeans wrote history and conceived of other cultures, which inevitably influenced the Old World. The Canary Islands, geographically at the midway of a transatlantic passage, a "contact zone" par excellence, appear in this book as an important symbolic locus of imperial transactions at the turn of the seventeenth century." "Three works - a historiographic text by Alonso de Espinosa, an epic poem by Antonio de Viana, and a play by Lope de Vega, provide the main analytic corpus of this study."--BOOK JACKET
Comedia la famosa de Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de Canaria by Lope de Vega( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedia la famosa de Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de Canaria by Lope de Vega( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refracted images : the canary islands through a new world lens by Eyda M Merediz( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Investigates the literary construction of the Canary Islands and their inhabitants as an alternative space to negotiate Spanish imperial history in the New World at the turn of the seventeenth century."--Abstract
Refracted images : the Canary Islands through a New World lens : transatlantic readings by Eyda M Merediz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedia la famosa de los quanches de Tenerife y conquista de Canaria by Lope de Vega( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otros estudios transatlánticos : lecturas desde lo latinoamericano by Nina Gerassi-Navarro( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THEATERS OF ANATOMY: DISEASED BODIES AND HISTORY WRITING IN THE HISPANIC TRANSATLANTIC WORLD( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this dissertation, entitled "Theaters of Anatomy: Diseased Bodies and History Writing in the Hispanic Transatlantic World," I establish a connection between medical and narrative disciplines using the famous medical treatise by Dr. Juan Huarte de San Juan, Examen de los ingenios para las ciencias, and three poetic/ history writing treatises, including Alonso López Pinciano's Philosophia Antigua Poética, Luis Cabrera de Córdoba's De Historia, para entenderla y escribirla, and Gerónimo de San José's Genio de la historia. I explore how the permeable boundaries between medical and narrative practices are woven together to create political meaning in a corpus of texts from the sixteenth century. By establishing the intricate relationship between medicine, political goals, and narrative; my work creates a historical trajectory between genres and show the way that each appropriates and differentiates itself from one another. It also demonstrates the parallel and dependent relationship on the developing studies of medicine and historiography. I use this interdisciplinary link to compare the figure of a history writer to that of a practitioner and follow the figure of the history-writer practitioner as he transforms through three texts: from a knight in Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo's Las Sergas de Esplandián, to a traveler in Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's Relación, and then as a friar in Bernardino de Sahagún's Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España. In each text, I investigate how physical disease is linked to sin, and thus non-Christians are portrayed as diseased. Throughout the dissertation, I explore how writers of history negotiate ways in which to heal the sinful and integrate them into a healthy Christian civic body
Violencia, retórica y persuasión: revisión del debate en torno a la evangelización indígena( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the sixteenth century, true piety and virtue became issues of primary importance for the emergent Spanish imperial design which sought to define Catholic Orthodoxy and to evangelize the people of the newly discovered regions of America. The antagonists of the famous Contienda de Valladolid (1550), Bartolomé de Las Casas and Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, were involved in responding to the emperor's inquiry about the legality of the war that Spaniards were waging against the indigenous people of the New World. The legal and political implications of their opposing arguments have been thoroughly studied by numerous scholars. Nevertheless, the main focus of this study is to explore the ways in which the implicit script of their work contributed to the religious debates of the century. The ultimate question debated in Valladolid, I argue, was to inquire into and develop the methods and rules on how to preach and promote the Holy Catholic Faith in the New World, which was concerned, above all, with perfecting the life of the spirit. These evangelizing ideas appear in Sepulveda's <italic>Demócrates Segundo</italic> as well as the summarized content of Las Casas' <italic>De unico modo</italic>, whose doctrine served as the basis for his legal arguments during the dispute. Such emphasis reveals that, although Sepúlveda and Las Casas had differing interpretations of Aristotle's ideas and opposing views on the legitimacy of the conquest and colonization of America, the authors agreed on the need to readdress evangelization, given the new challenges posed by the <italic>cuarta terrae</italic>. This dissertation recovers the missionary plan outlined in the Valladolid Debate and examines the nuanced differences of the methods proposed by Las Casas and Sepúlveda. It suggests that Sepulveda proposes a <italic>quasi-natural</italic> way of Christianizing Amerindians that requires their submission to the Spanish government so that, by imitating a superior model, the naturally infer
Escritura, derecho y esclavitud: Francisco José de Jaca ante el nomos colonial( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation concentrates on the relationship between law, literature, and slavery in the Hispanic Caribbean of the Early Modern Period. My analysis is based on two letters and a treatise,<italic> Resolución sobre la libertad de los negros y sus originarios, en estado de paganos y después ya cristianos</italic> (1681), that were written by Capuchin friar Francisco José de Jaca, while he was serving as a missionary in the Caribbean region. His writings set the stage for a discussion of how Spanish hegemonic legal thinking is challenged and redefined from an alternative transatlantic narrative. The concept of <italic>nomos colonial</italic> that I introduce in this dissertation denotes the symbolic normative space originated by the legal justifications of the Spanish conquest and colonization. Through the exploration of the <italic>nomos colonial</italic>, my project focuses on how the rhetoric of law served simultaneously as a discursive practice of imperial domination and of cultural resistance. By reclaiming the aesthetic and conceptual originality of Francisco José de Jaca, a neglected author who demonstrated the illegality of Amerindian and African slavery, the dissertation reveals the epistemological shift produced to (re)accommodate the colonial subjects within the <italic>nomos colonial</italic>. By situating Jaca's contributions in a counter-hegemonic legal corpus that dates back to Antón de Montesinos and Bartolomé de Las Casas, the research re-envisions the ideological debates about slavery in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ultimately, my goal is to reconsider some foundational fictions of the Caribbean world--Amerindian legal status, slavery, and Black subjectivity--by underscoring the relevance of an intellectual whose discourse was constructed from the tension between the Spanish legal tradition and the colonial experience
 
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Approaches to teaching the writings of Bartolomé de las Casas
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Refracted images : the Canary Islands through a New World lens : transatlantic readingsComedia la famosa de Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de CanariaComedia la famosa de Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de CanariaRefracted images : the Canary Islands through a New World lens : transatlantic readingsComedia la famosa de los quanches de Tenerife y conquista de Canaria
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Spanish (17)

English (12)