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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. The book is world-wide in scope - ranging from Hawaii, Australia, and China to the Americas and Africa - but is unified by the central underlying theme that implicit understandings influence every culture's ideas about itself and others. These understandings, however, are changed by experience in a constantly shifting process in which both sides participate. This makes such encounters complex historical events and moments of 'discovery'. The scholars gathered here grapple with the questions of how we observe, and how observation and representation can reveal as much about ourselves as about those we observe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521458801
ISBN-10: 0521458803
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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