Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

by Nicholas Dew


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199234844
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Dew is Assistant Professor of History at McGill University, in Montreal. He is the co-editor, with James Delbourgo, of Science and Empire in the Atlantic World (Routledge, 2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Baroque Orientalism
1. Barthélemy d'Herbelot and the place of Oriental learning
2. 'Toutes les curiosités du monde': the geographic projects of Melchisédech Thévenot
3. The double eclipse: François Bernier's geography of knowledge
4. The making of d'Herbelot's Bibliothèque orientale
5. Printing Confucius in Paris

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