Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance
South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625
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Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance by Joan-Pau Rubies
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2000, offers a wide-ranging and ambitious analysis of how European travellers in India developed their perceptions of ethnic, political and religious diversity over three hundred years. It analyses the growth of novel historical and philosophical concerns, from the early and rare examples of medieval travellers such as Marco Polo, through to the more sophisticated narratives of seventeenth-century observers - religious writers such as Jesuit missionaries, or independent antiquarians such as Pietro della Valle. The book's approach combines the detailed contextual analysis of individual narratives with an original long-term interpretation of the role of cross-cultural encounters in the European Renaissance. An extremely wide range of European sources is discussed, including the often neglected but extremely important Iberian and Italian sources. However, the book also discusses a number of non-European sources, Muslim and Hindu, thereby challenging simplistic interpretations of western 'orientalism'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521526135
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joan-Pau Rubies
Exploring Cultural History, Hardback (October 2010)
Considers the rise of cultural history in general, and highlights the particular role played in this rise by Peter Burke, the first Professor of Cultural History of the University of Cambridge and one of the most prolific and influential authors in the field. This title reflects the many and varied interests of Peter Burke.
Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance, Hardback (December 2000)
A detailed study of the encounter between Europeans and non-Europeans during the early modern period, first published in 2000.
Voyages and Visions, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Joan-Pau Rubies
Intends to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. This title addresses the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. It is suitable for those who are interested in travel writing.
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