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Eloquence Embodied

Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

CĂ©line Carayon

Cloth: 978-1-4696-5262-7 ($49.95)

Copyright 2019
University of North Carolina Press

A Prize-Winning Book

  • Forum on Early Modern Empire and Global Interactions Book Prize (AHA affiliated group) (2021)
  • Gilbert Chinard Prize, Society for French Historical Studies (2020)
  • Honorable Mention - Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize in French Colonial History, French Colonial Historical Society (2020)

About the Author

Celine Carayon is a Professor at Salisbury University


"Celine Carayon shed valuable new light on an old subject: cultural exchange between Amerindians and Europeans in the age of early modern empire. Drawing from a rich array of sources, she uncovers heretofore unexplored forms of nonverbal communication and shows how decisively Indigenous peoples shaped these interactions. Powerfully argued, Eloquence Embodied calls o mus to rethink the history of language in colonial contexts."

--Paul Cohen, University of Toronto