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Author by : Dane Keith Kennedy Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014 Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand ISBN : 9780199755349 File Size : 54,6 Mb Total Download : 727
Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's instrumental role in shaping a European sense of exceptionalism and its iconic importance in defining the terms of cultural engagement with other peoples. In chapters offering broad geographic range, the contributors address many of the key themes of recent research on exploration, including exploration's contribution to European imperial expansion, Western scienti
Author by : Stewart Angas Weaver Languange Used : en Release Date : 2015 Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA ISBN : 9780199946952 File Size : 53,9 Mb Total Download : 921
This clear, succinct, and elegant contribution to the 'Very Short Introductions' series surveys the history of global exploration and assesses the motives, for good and ill, of those who undertook it. Stewart Weaver traces the history of exploration from the first explorers (including Polynesian and Micronesian peoples, the ancient Greeks, Marco Polo, and Ibn BattÐta), to the European discover of America, the Enlightenment and exploration (focusing on James Cook), and the race to the north and south poles
Author by : Fraser MacDonald Languange Used : en Release Date : 2016-04-22 Publisher by : Routledge ISBN : 9781317128830 File Size : 44,9 Mb Total Download : 897
Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological bases to geographical exploration and knowledge claims. Questions of geography and exploration and technology are addressed in historical and contemporary context and in different geographical locations and intellectual cultures. The collection brings together scholars in the history of geographical exploration, historians of science, historians of technology and, importantly, experts with