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Implicit Understandings : Observing, Reporting and Reflecting on the Encounters between Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era - Stuart B. Schwartz

Implicit Understandings

Observing, Reporting and Reflecting on the Encounters between Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era

By: Stuart B. Schwartz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th March 1995
ISBN: 9780521458801
Number Of Pages: 656

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This volume brings together the work of twenty 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. This volume is world-wide in scope 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, and that makes such encounters complex historical events and moments of discovery.

"The range of subjects covered and the evident erudition of the authors are impressive." Sixteenth Century Journal "...each contributer illustrates important aspects about topic, methodology, and the evolution of the historians craft." Canadian Journal of History "Stuart B. Schwartz deserves congratulations for sccomplishing something difficult and rare; he has edited a book of twenty essays (including the introduction) that hold together and constitute a single resource (as well as twenty separate ones)." William and Mary Quarterly

Preface
Introduction
European Visions of Others in the Late Middle Ages
The outer world of the European middle ages
Cultural conflicts in medieval world maps
Spain circa 1492: social values and structures
The conquests of the Canary Islands Eduardo
Tales of distinction: European ethnography and the Caribbean
Europeans in the Vision of Other Peoples
Persian perceptions of Mongols and Europeans
Sightings: initial Nahua reactions to Spanish culture
Dialogues of the deaf: Europeans on the Atlantic Coast of Africa
Early Southeast Asian categorizations of Europeans
Beyond the Cape: the Portuguese encounter with the Peoples of South Asia Chandra
The 'Indianness' of Iberia and changing Japanese iconographies of Other
Adjustments to Encounter
Essay on objects: interpretations of distance made tangible
The indigenous ethnographer: the indio ladino as historian
What to wear? Observation and participation by Jesuit missionaries in late Ming society
Demerits and deadly sins: Jesuit moral tracts in late Ming China
Observers Observed: Reflections on Encounters in the Age of Captain Cook
Theatricality of observing and being observed: 'Eighteenth-century Europe' 'discovers' the ?-century Pacific
North America in the era of Captain Cook: three glimpses of Indian European contact in the age of the American Revolution
An accidental Australian tourist: or a feminist anthropologist at sea and on land
Circumscribing circumcision/uncircumcision: an essay amidst the history of difficult description
Annotated Bibiliography
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ISBN: 9780521458801
ISBN-10: 0521458803
Series: Studies in Comparative Early Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 27th March 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.39  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Type: Annotated