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The Global Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

The Global Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

by Felicity A. Nussbaum


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ISBN-13: 9780801882692
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 08/17/2005
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Felicity A. Nussbaum is a professor of English at the University of California-Los Angeles, the author of The Limits of the Human (2003), Torrid Zones (1995), and the editor of The Autobiographical Subject (1995), the latter two available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Part IMappings
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: Imagining the British Nation through China79
6The Global Parasol: Accessorizing the Four Corners of the World93
7Oceans and Floods: Fables of Global Perspective107
Part IICrossings
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
Part IIIIslands
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
19Inhuming 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
About the Contributors371

What People are Saying About This

Suvir Kaul

The Global Eighteenth Century is, first and foremost, an ambitious and important effort to point to the many ways in which postcolonial intellectual and methodological emphases are transforming our sense of the 'globe' in the eighteenth century. The essays are exemplary of questions that should be asked, and the kinds of answers that can be provided, by the best forms of literary-historical criticism and colonial discourse studies today.

Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania

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