Maps And Travel In The Middle Ages And The Early Modern Period
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Author by : Ingrid Baumgärtner Languange Used : en Release Date : 2019-03-04 Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG ISBN : 9783110587418 File Size : 40,5 Mb Total Download : 563
The volume discusses the world as it was known in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, focusing on projects concerned with mapping as a conceptual and artistic practice, with visual representations of space, and with destinations of real and fictive travel. Maps were often taken as straightforward, objective configurations. However, they expose deeply subjective frameworks with social, political, and economic significance. Travel narratives, whether illustrated or not, can address similar frameworks. Whereas travelled space is often adventurous, and speaking of hardship, strange encounters a
Author by : Glenn Burger Languange Used : en Release Date : 2003 Publisher by : University of Alberta ISBN : 0888643772 File Size : 42,5 Mb Total Download : 986
When civilizations first encounter each other a cascade of change is triggered that both challenges and reinforces the identities of all parties. Making Contact revisits key encounters between cultures in the medieval and early modern world-Europe and Africa, the multiple ethnicities of greater Poland, Christians and Jews, Jesuits and Japanese, Elizabethans vs. aboriginals and vagrants, English and Algonquians, Pierre Radisson and the Iroquois, and the Spaniards in America.
Author by : Albrecht Classen Languange Used : en Release Date : 2018-10-22 Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG ISBN : 9783110609707 File Size : 49,9 Mb Total Download : 494
Research on medieval and early modern travel literature has made great progress, which now allows us to take the next step and to analyze the correlations between the individual and space throughout time, which contributed essentially to identity formation in many different settings. The contributors to this volume engage with a variety of pre-modern texts, images, and other documents related to travel and the individual's self-orientation in foreign lands and make an effort to determine the concept of identity within a spatial framework often determined by the meeting of various cultures. Mor