The Global Eighteenth Century
Edited by Felicity A. Nussbaum
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Global Eighteenth Century by Felicity A. Nussbaum
Book DescriptionHistorians 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801882692
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Felicity A. Nussbaum
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In the 300 hundred years following the translation of The Arabian Nights into French and English, a chain of editions, compilations, translations, and variations has circled the globe. Here scholars from across the world reassess the influence of the Nights in Enlightenment and Romantic literature and beyond.
Limits of the Human, Hardback (May 2003)
In this book, Nussbaum examines literary and cultural representations of human difference in eighteenth-century English literature.
Forging Connections, Paperback (December 2002)
Essays by John Rogers, Helen Wilcox, Donna Landry, Margaret A. Doody, Susan J. Wolfson, John M. Anderson, and Stuart Curran on the way that women poets found their vocation.
Torrid Zones, Paperback (October 1995)» View all books by Felicity A. Nussbaum
The general category of 'woman' muddles the binaries between mother and whore, self and Other, center and periphery."-from the Introduction
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Author Biography - Felicity A. Nussbaum
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.
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