José de, 1533-1597
Information on the marriage of the Indians of
Published in: Revista trimensal de historia e geographia --
Revista trimensal de historia e geographia --
Rio de Janeiro: J.M. Nunes Garcia, 1846. 254-262 p.
By line: José de Anchieta
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2003. Computer File
Basis of marriage (581);
Termination of marriage (586);
Kinship regulation of sex (835);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
This is a very important account by one of the
most famous missionaries of the sixteenth century, of marriage rules among the
early Tupi of the region of Sao Paulo. The present translation is taken from the
original article published in the REVISTA TRIMENSAL of the Brazilian Historical
and Geographical Institute for 1846. The original manuscript is to be found in a
much larger book of 215 pages, containing various narratives written by
Brazilian Jesuits at the close of the sixteenth century, and which today resides
in the Biblioteca Eborense. Pages 130-136 of the manuscript are taken up with
the Casamentos article. Whether the donor of the manuscript alluded to in the
text, Adolpho Varnhagen, gave the Institute the actual manuscript or merely a
copy is not made clear, but, whatever the situation, the Institute certainly
possesses a facimile if not the real thing.
Document ID: so09-016
Component part(s), monograph
English translation from Portuguese
This document consists of
excerpts. Translation of: [Informacão dos Indios do Brasil] The original
Portuguese text is not included.
Translated for the HRAF
files by Alfred Métraux prior to 1956 ; additional translation by Gary S.
Vescelius ca. 1970.
Alfred Métraux ; Gary Vescelius ;