Questions of Inscription and Epistemology in British Travelers’ Accounts of Early Nineteenth-Century South America

  title={Questions of Inscription and Epistemology in British Travelers’ Accounts of Early Nineteenth-Century South America},
  author={Innes M. Keighren and Charles W. J. Withers},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={1331 - 1346}
This article examines the problems of truth and of trust in travelers’ narratives. Following a review of work on travel writing and the place of printed travel narratives in the making of geographical enquiry, we discuss how issues of inscription and credibility are intrinsic to the material and epistemic transformation of narratives from their manuscript beginnings to their printed form. Particular attention is paid to the narratives of travel in early nineteenth-century South America issued… 
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