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Antiquarianism and intellectual life in Europe and China, 1500-1800

This first volume in this groundbreaking new series is a comparative study of practices of historical research in early modern Europe and China. In recent decades, as the history of scholarship has burgeoned into a respected field of academic study, antiquarianism has emerged as an important precursor of the modern historical sciences and their associated museum culture.
Print Book, English, ©2012
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, ©2012
x, 426 pages ; 24 cm.
9780472118182, 9780472028269, 0472118188, 047202826X
Introduction: Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China / Peter N. Miller and François Louis
Part I. Antiquarianism and Study of the Past
Writing Antiquarianism : Prolegomenon to a History / Peter N. Miller
The Many Dimensions of the Antiquary's Practice / Alain Schnapp
Far and Away? : Japan, China, and Egypt, and the Ruins of Ancient Rome in Justus Lipsius's Intellectual Journey / Jan Papy
Comparing Antiquarianisms : A View from Europe / Peter N. Miller
Part II. Authenticity and Antiquities
The Credulity Problem / Christopher S. Wood
Artifacts of Authentication : People Making Texts Making Things in Ming-Qing China / Bruce Rusk
Part III. The Discovery of the World
Styles of Medical Antiquarianism / Nancy G. Siraisi
Therapy and Antiquity in Late Imperial China / Nathan Sivin
Wang Shizhen and Li Shizhen : Archaism and Early Scientific Thought in Sixteenth-Century China / Kenneth J. Hammond
The Botany of Cheng Yaotian (1725-1814) : Multiple Perspectives on Plants / Georges Métailié
Part IV. Antiquarianism and Ethnography
The Study of Islam in Early Modern Europe : Obstacles and Missed Opportunities / Noel Malcolm
Thinking About "Non-Chinese" in Ming China / Leo K. Shin
Part V. Antiquarianism and a "History of Religion"
From Antiquarianism to Philosophical History : India, China, and the World History of Religion in European Thought (1600-1770) / Joan-Pau Rubiés
Whose Antiquarianism? : Europe Versus China in the 1701 Conflict Between Bishop Maigrot and Qiu Sheng / D.E. Mungello
From Antiquarian Imagination to the Reconstruction of Institutions : Antonius van Dale / Martin Mulsow