The Global Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

The Global Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

by Felicity A. Nussbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801882699

ISBN-13: 9780801882692

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Historians have generally come to accept the idea of a "long eighteenth century," one that extended from circa 1660 to 1830. In The Global Eighteenth Century, editor Felicity Nussbaum and the contributing authors take this idea one step further, positing an eighteenth century that is "wide" as well as long, reaching beyond Europe into the African diaspora,

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Historians have generally come to accept the idea of a "long eighteenth century," one that extended from circa 1660 to 1830. In The Global Eighteenth Century, editor Felicity Nussbaum and the contributing authors take this idea one step further, positing an eighteenth century that is "wide" as well as long, reaching beyond Europe into the African diaspora, the Americas, the Levant, China, India, and Oceania. Showcasing the work of twenty-one leading scholars in literature, world history, art history, geography, and environmental studies, this collection of essays explores both the literal and the metaphorical crossings of the globe, addressing the cultural significance of maps, paintings, travel writing, tourist manuals, cultural identities, island gardens, and other topics in order to lend insight to our perception of global culture during this time.

In addition, the contributors examine the tension between the tendency toward homogenization at the global level and the specifics of local knowledge and culture, analyzing examples of sexual and racial intermingling, the European reception of indigenous knowledge, encounters with diverse religions, the exchange of goods and diseases, and the real and imagined mappings of the world. These essays, which the introduction considers within global and imperial studies, add a crucial historical element to the emerging concept of the global. Through careful analysis of texts, images and artifacts, they articulate the truly global nature of relations among the freshly juxtaposed regions, disciplines, and methodologies of this complex era.

Contributors: Robert Batchelor, Laura Brown, Vincent Carretta, Jill Casid, Linda Colley, Greg Dening, Rod Edmond, Matthew H. Edney, Carole Fabricant, Peter Hulme, Betty Joseph, Kay Dian Kriz, Philip D. Morgan, Anna Neill, Neil Rennie, Joseph Roach, Nicholas Rogers, Benjamin Schmidt, Kate Teltscher, Beth Fowkes Tobin, and Glyndwr Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801882692
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Mapping an exotic world : the global project of Dutch geography, circa 170021
2Tupaia : Polynesian warrior, navigator, high priest - and artist38
3The Caribbean islands in Atlantic context, circa 1500-180052
4Bringing India to hand : mapping an empire, denying space65
5Concealing the bounds : imaging the British nation through China79
6The global parasol : accessorizing the four corners of the world93
7Oceans and floods : fables of global perspective107
8Proxies of power : woman in the colonial archive123
9The narrative of Elizabeth Marsh : barbary, sex, and power138
10The Lama and the Scotsman : George Bogle in Bhutan and Tibet, 1774-1775151
11The English garden conversation piece in India165
12Black, yellow, and white on St. Vincent : Moreau de Jonnes's Carib ethnography182
13Marketing mulatresses in the paintings and prints of Agostino Brunias195
14Archipelagic encounters : war, race, and labor in American-Caribbean waters211
15Questioning the identity of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African226
16The point Venus "scene," Tahiti, 14 May 1769239
17Island transactions : encounter and disease in the South Pacific251
18George Berkeley the islander : some reflections on utopia, race, and tar-water263
19Iuhuming empire : islands as colonial nurseries and graves279
20South seas trade and the character of captains296
21Voyaging the past, present, and future : historical reenactments on HM Bark Endeavour and the voyaging canoe Hokule'a in the sea of islands309

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