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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Thevet, André, 1502-1590
Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963
The peculiarities of French Antarctica, otherwise called
(French) America: the islands discovered in our times
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Maisonneuve et cie. 1878. 121-304 p. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] André Thevet
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Hunting and trapping (224);
Personal grooming (302);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
André Thevet visited Brazil in 1555 with the exception of
Villegaignon. He gathered, during his short stay at the bay or Rio Janeiro, more
information on the Tupinamba than any traveler or even missionary, who wrote on these
Indians. He was naive, but his interest was wide and he had access to good informants.
Thevet is our best source on the Tupinamba. In the COSMOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE (3:Thevet) are
more detailed accounts than those which appear in this previous work. Thevet's style is
heavy and confused.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
This document consists of excerpts|Translation of:
[Singularitez de la France antarctique, autrement nommée Amérique]|The original French text
is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Alfred Métraux prior to 1956
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Alfred Métraux ; 1971
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings