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Travellers and cosmographers : studies in the history of early modern travel and ethnology

Author: Joan-Pau Rubiés
Publisher: Aldershot [England] ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Collected studies, CS888.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together eleven studies published between 1991 and 2005 that illuminate the impact of travel writing on the transformation of early modern European culture.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan-Pau Rubiés
ISBN: 0754659364 9780754659365
OCLC Number: 138342428
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES. Travel writing as a genre: facts, fictions and the Invention of a scientific discourse in early modern Europe --
New worlds and Renaissance ethnology --
Instructions for travellers: teaching the eye to see --
Travel writing and ethnography --
TEXTS AND DEBATES. Giovanni di Buonagrazia's letter to his father concerning his participation in the second expedition of Vasco da Gama (1502-3) --
The oriental voices of Mendes Pinto, or the traveller as ethnologist in Portuguese India --
Futility in the New World: narratives of travel in Sixteenth-Century America --
The Jesuit discovery of Hinduism: Antonio Rubino's account of the history and religion of Vijayanagara (1608) --
The concept of cultural dialogue and the Jesuit method of accommodation: between idolatry and civilization --
The Spanish contribution to the ethnology of Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
Hugo Grotius's dissertation on the origin of the American peoples and the use of comparative methods.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS888.
Responsibility: Joan-Pau Rubiés.
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