Facing Each Other: The World's Perception of Europe and Europe's Perception of the World

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This two-volume set presents 25 articles (published between 1964 and 1996) as part of a series that seeks to transcend nationalist histories and to examine the global stage rather than discrete regions important to selected facets of the European presence overseas. The introductions to each volume clarify the conceptual framework and rationale for the selection of articles and assess the importance of the specific aspect being discussed in the larger context of European activities (thus acquainting readers with broad trends in the historiography and alerting them to controversies and conflicting interpretations). In addition, they describe and evaluate the importance of change over time; explain differences attributable to differing geographical, cultural institutional, and economic circumstances; and suggest the potential for cross cultural, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860785262
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Series: Expanding World Series
  • Pages: 742
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
General Editor's Preface xiii
Introduction xvii
Part I
General and Theoretical
1 The Medieval West and the Indian Ocean: An Oneiric Horizon 1
2 The Image of the Barbarian in Medieval Europe 21
3 Aboriginal Property and Western Theory: Recovering a Middle Ground 53
4 New Worlds and Renaissance Ethnology 81
5 The Methodising of Travel in the 16th Century: A Tale of Three Cities 123
6 The Discovery of America and the Discovery of Man 159
7 Strange Things, Gross Terms, Curious Customs: The Rehearsal of Cultures in the Late Renaissance 185
8 Image de l'autre et image de soi-meme dans le discours ethnologique au XVIIIe siecle 213
9 La Connaissance des autres: theories et pratiques 233
Asia
10 Asia in the Eyes of Europe: The Seventeenth Century 243
11 Christian and Chinese Visions of the World in the Seventeenth Century 261
12 Creating an Image of Europe for China: Aleni's Hsi-fang ta-wen 279
Part II
13 Imagined Peripheries: The World and its Peoples in Japanese Cartographic Imagination 367
14 China, the Confucian Ideal, and the European Age of Enlightenment 395
15 Diderot and the Image of China in Eighteenth-Century France 421
America
16 Amerindian Views of French Culture in the Seventeenth Century 435
17 Facing up to Caribbean History 467
18 English Perceptions of Treachery, 1583-1640: The Case of the American 'Savages' 477
Africa
19 White Kings on Black Kings: Rui de Pina and the Problem of Black African Sovereignty 503
20 Scratches on the Face of the Country; or, What Mr. Barrow Saw in the Land of the Bushmen 517
21 African History, Anthropology, and the Rationality of Natives 543
Pacific
22 The Exotic as Erotic: Captain Cook at Tahiti 563
23 The Pacific Ocean: The Eighteenth Century's 'New World' 591
24 Possessing Tahiti 635
25 Naturalist Versus Nations: Eighteenth-Century Russian Scholars Confront Ethnic Diversity 651
Index 677
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