Students who want to know more about Jesuits and indigenous peoples in the 16th century might want to read this book. Here is a summary from the publisher’s website:
“The Inconstancy of the Indian Soul: the encounter of Catholics and cannibals in 16-century Brazil, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.
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In this pamphlet, world-renowned Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro situates the Jesuit missionaries’ accounts of the Tupi people in historical perspective, and in the process draws out some startling and insightful implications of their perceived inconstancy in relation to anthropological debates on culture and religion.”