Renaissance Ethnography And The Invention Of The Human


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Renaissance Ethnography And The Invention Of The Human

Renaissance Ethnography And The Invention Of The Human Author by : Surekha Davies
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-05-31
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107036673
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Total Download : 927

Davies examines how Renaissance illustrated maps shaped ideas about peoples of the Americas, revealing relationships between civility, savagery and monstrosity.
Category: History

Renaissance Ethnography And The Invention Of The Human

Renaissance Ethnography And The Invention Of The Human Author by : Surekha Davies
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-06-02
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781316546123
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Total Download : 543

Giants, cannibals and other monsters were a regular feature of Renaissance illustrated maps, inhabiting the Americas alongside other indigenous peoples. In a new approach to views of distant peoples, Surekha Davies analyzes this archive alongside prints, costume books and geographical writing. Using sources from Iberia, France, the German lands, the Low Countries, Italy and England, Davies argues that mapmakers and viewers saw these maps as careful syntheses that enabled viewers to compare different peoples. In an age when scholars, missionaries, native peoples and colonial officials debated w
Category: History

Shopping In The Renaissance

Shopping In The Renaissance Author by : Evelyn S. Welch
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005
Publisher by : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300107528
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Total Download : 876

Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is in the 21st century. This book breaks new ground in the area of Renaissance material culture, focussing on the marketplace in its various aspects, ranging from middle-class to courtly consumption and from the provision of foodstuffs to the acquisition of antiquities and holy relics. It asks how men and women of different social classes went out into the streets, squares and shops to buy the goods they needed and wanted on a daily or on a once-in-a-lifetime basis during the Renaissance period. Drawing on a detailed mixture of archival, liter
Category: History
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