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Making contact : maps, identity, and travel

Author: Glenn Burger
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
konferenser
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Burger
ISBN: 0888643772 9780888643773
OCLC Number: 53231489
Notes: Papers from a conference held Oct. 1-3, 1998 at the University of Alberta.
Description: xxxv, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : contact and identity / Lesley B. Cormack and Natalia Pylypiuk --
Spatial and temporal maps : mappaemundi and calendars. Africa unbounded : on an unstudied European mappamundi (ca. 1450) and in related cartography / Scott D. Westrem ; The bells of Vilnius : keeping time in a city of many calendars / David Frick --
Identities and subjectivities : Jews, Buddhists, Christians, and vagrants. (De)Stabilized identities in medieval Jewish-Christian disputations on the Talmud / Steven F. Kruger ; Jesuit missionaries and the earliest contact between European and Japanese cultures / Nakai Ayako ; Vagrants meet nomads : rogues, aborigines, and Elizabethan subjectivity / Linda Woodbridge --
Travel to the new world : the early modern and the postmodern. Re-writing the Virginian paradise : the conflicted author(s) of a late sixteenth-century travel account / Paul W. DePasquale ; Stylizations of selfhood in Pierre-Esprit Radisson's Voyages / Rick H. Lee ; Re-reading the past : Cabeza de Vaca in history, fiction, and film / Richard A. Young --
Afterword : making contact, maps of identity / Jonathan Hart.
Responsibility: Glenn Burger [and others] editors.
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