Implicit Understandings: Observing, Reporting and Reflecting on the Encounters between Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era

Implicit Understandings: Observing, Reporting and Reflecting on the Encounters between Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era

by Stuart B. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521452406

ISBN-13: 9780521452403

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

World-wide in scope, this volume brings together the work of twenty historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars who have tried to examine the nature of the encounter between Europeans and the other peoples of the world from roughly 1450 to 1800, the Early Modern era.  See more details below

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World-wide in scope, this volume brings together the work of twenty historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars who have tried to examine the nature of the encounter between Europeans and the other peoples of the world from roughly 1450 to 1800, the Early Modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521452403
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
Studies in Comparative Early Modern History Series
Pages:
655
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
List of figures
Preface
Introduction1
1The outer world of the European Middle Ages23
2Cultural conflicts in medieval world maps64
3Spain, circa 1492: Social values and structures96
4The conquests of the Canary Islands134
5Tales of distinction: European ethnography and the Caribbean157
6Persian perceptions of Mongols and Europeans201
7Sightings: Initial Nahua reactions to Spanish culture218
8Dialogues of the deaf: Europeans on the Atlantic coast of Africa249
9Early Southeast Asian categorizations of Europeans268
10Beyond the Cape: The Portuguese encounter with the peoples of South Asia295
11The "Indianness" of Iberia and changing Japanese iconographies of Other323
12Essay on objects: Interpretations of distance made tangible355
13The indigenous ethnographer: The "indio ladino" as historian and cultural mediation378
14What to wear? Observation and participation by Jesuit missionaries in late Ming society403
15Demerits and deadly sins: Jesuit moral tracts in late Ming China422
16The theatricality of observing and being observed: Eighteenth-century Europe "discovers" the ? century "Pacific"451
17North America in the era of Captain Cook: Three glimpses of Indian-European contact in the age of the American Revolution484
18An accidental Australian tourist: Or a feminist anthropologist at sea and on land502

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