Century XVI

The imaginary European on the Amaznia in century XVI the context of the imaginary European of century XVI is, still, on to imaginary the Medieval one, therefore this impregnated to the misticismo and the religion, where such description-social context passes for a phase of transistion of this medieval world for the modern. With the Arab commercial monopoly in the eastern routes, the Europeans if capsize in the obligation to conquer and to tame new routes beyond the seas. The insertion of the Amaznia in the imaginary European was given exactly in this period of century XVI, where the region passed to be seen by the Europeans through its cultural values, concepts, judgments, customs and traditions, beyond the region suburb of the European social universe becomes. Transposing its partner-cultural values to the Amazon region the Europeans had established a present attempt to construct the representation of an exterior world to its, world this stranger who passes then to be object of great astonishment for the grandiosidade and exuberncia of observed and conquered region. The meeting and failures in meeting with the aboriginal societies of the Amazon region make possible the Europeans to interpret this ' ' new mundo' ' with values similar to its, since the aboriginals, for times, fed the European imagination, where the precarious existing communication between both, made with that European they interpreted as the existence of a country of the cinnamon, the Amazon warriors and the El Dorado, beyond the creation of the proper travellers and cronistas in its cartografias to reproduce all cited myths e, more still, to insert monsters and animals that are not part of the Amazonian fauna in its stories.

The History of the Amaznia in Century XVI is the mark of the European conquest, where it will make of the region the edge of the edge of the world, where the imaginary European far from being an illusion or imagination created for the travelling ones was a form to try to interpret and to represent an exterior reality its form in coherent way with concepts, judgments and values next to its daily one. Bibliographical reference PRIORE, Mary and GOMES, Flvio. You of the rivers: Amaznia, edges and Histories. Rio De Janeiro: publishing company Campus, 2003.