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Raaflaub, Kurt A. / Talbert, Richard J. A. (Hrsg.)
Geography and Ethnography
Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies
Ancient World: Comparative Histories

1. Auflage Januar 2010
142,- Euro
2010. 376 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN 978-1-4051-9146-3 - John Wiley & Sons

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This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, whohave analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviewsof a wide range of pre-modern societies.
* Presents evidence from across the ages; from antiquity throughto the Age of Discovery
* Provides cross-cultural comparison of ancient societies aroundthe globe, from the Chinese to the Incas and Aztecs, from theGreeks and Romans to the peoples of ancient India
* Explores newly discovered medieval Islamic materials

Aus dem Inhalt
List of Figures vii

Notes on Contributors xi

Series Editor's Preface xvii

1 Introduction 1
Richard J. A. Talbert and Kurt A. Raaflaub

2 Where the Black Antelope Roam: Dharma and Human Geography inIndia 9
Christopher Minkowski

3 Humans, Demons, Gods and Their Worlds: The Sacred andScientific Cosmologies of India 32
Kim Plofker

4 Structured Perceptions of Real and Imagined Landscapes inEarly China 43
Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu

5 Nonary Cosmography in Ancient China 64
John B. Henderson

6 Knowledge of Other Cultures in China's Early Empires74
Michael Loewe

7 The Mississippian Peoples' Worldview 89
Kathleen DuVal

8 Aztec Geography and Spatial Imagination 108
Barbara E. Mundy

9 Inca Worldview 128
Catherine Julien

10 Masters of the Four Corners of the Heavens: Views of theUniverse in Early Mesopotamian Writings 147
Piotr Michalowski

11 The World and the Geography of Otherness in Pharaonic Egypt169
Gerald Moers

12 On Earth as in Heaven: The Apocalyptic Vision of WorldGeography from Urzeit to Endzeit according to the Book of Jubilees182
James M. Scott

13 'I Know the Number of the Sand and the Measure of the Sea':Geography and Difference in the Early Greek World 197
Susan Guettel Cole

14 Continents, Climates, and Cultures: Greek Theories of GlobalStructure 215
James Romm

15 The Geographical Narrative of Strabo of Amasia 236
Daniela Dueck

16 The Roman Worldview: Beyond Recovery? 252
Richard J. A. Talbert

17 The Medieval Islamic Worldview: Arabic Geography in ItsHistorical Context 273
Adam J. Silverstein

18 The Book of Curiosities: An Eleventh-Century Egyptian View ofthe Lands of the Infidels 291
Emilie Savage-Smith

19 Geography and Ethnography in Medieval Europe: ClassicalTraditions and Contemporary Concerns 311
Natalia Lozovsky

20 Europeans Plot the Wider World, 1500-1750 330
David Buisseret

Index 344



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