Reinterpreting Exploration


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Reinterpreting Exploration

Reinterpreting Exploration Author by : Dane Keith Kennedy
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN : 9780199755349
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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
Category: History

Geography Technology And Instruments Of Exploration

Geography Technology And Instruments Of Exploration Author by : Fraser MacDonald
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-04-22
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317128830
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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
Category: Social Science

Exploration A Very Short Introduction

Exploration A Very Short Introduction Author by : Stewart A. Weaver
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-12-19
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199946976
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We live in an age of globalization on every conceivable level, but globalization has a deeper history than politicians and pundits often allow, and nothing is more significant to its history than exploration. Wherever trade or faith or empire followed, explorers usually led. Their motives were as many-sided and various as their actions; their legacies are contested and mixed. But none can doubt the significance of explorers to the making of the modern world. For as long as human societies have existed, people have felt the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other societies or
Category: History
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