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Inventing exoticism : geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world

Author: Benjamin Schmidt
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2015.
Series: Material texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As early modern Europe launched its multiple projects of global empire, it simultaneously embarked on an ambitious program of describing and picturing the world. The shapes and meanings of the extraordinary global images that emerged from this process form the subject of this highly original and richly textured study of cultural geography. Inventing Exoticism draws on a vast range of sources from history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Schmidt
ISBN: 9780812246469 0812246462
OCLC Number: 888165380
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2106 Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Kenshur Prize.
Description: xix, 412 pages 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: On the invention of exoticism and the invention of Europe --
Printing the world : processed books and exotic stereotypes --
Seeing the world : visuality and exoticism --
Exotic bodies : sex and violence abroad --
Exotic pleasures : geography, material arts, and the "agreeable" world --
Epilogue: From promiscuous assemblage to order and method : Europe and its exotic worlds.
Series Title: Material texts.
Responsibility: Benjamin Schmidt.

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Lavishly illustrated and impressively interdisciplinary, Inventing Exoticism narrates a vital chapter in the history of European exoticism and Europe's perception of its place in the world. It traces  Read more...

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