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Voyages à la croisée des regards sur l'Amérique coloniale : le récit de quatre voyageurs européens (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle)

Abstract : Through the seventeenth and the eighteenth century, colonial North America attracts a great number of people from European countries. Some came with the aim to settle there, and other came as travelers to discover this New World. Very often at this time, these travels are the subject of writing accounts in which the traveler try to be more the more objective and precise in order to give their impression on what they are discovering : nature, colonial societies and the various native American people living on this continent for many centuries before the discovery. This master thesis makes the analysis of four accounts of travel, including the one of an immigrant. These travels have been made between the second half of the seventeenth century until the end of the first half of the eighteenth by four Europeans from different countries. This comparison is interesting due to the fact that these Europeans visit different places in the English and the French colonies at different times. The travelers describe their observations and experiences, from the sea travel to their arrival in complete new environments, different that the one they know Europe. They inform us on these societies establish by European groups from the old continent and in development. And also on these people not very known, with own different cultures and identity, in contact with the colonists: the Native American. All this create the opportunity to have idea ant modern European mentalities about North America and of the evolution of this vision through this period.
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Denis Sousbie. Voyages à la croisée des regards sur l'Amérique coloniale : le récit de quatre voyageurs européens (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle). Histoire. 2012. ⟨dumas-01145998⟩



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