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

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

Aus dem Inhalt
* Introduction (Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University, and Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

* Early Imperial China and Its Knowledge of the Outside World (Michael Loewe, Cambridge University)

* Nonary Cosmography in Ancient China (John Henderson, Louisiana State University)"

* Perceptions of Real Space and Imagined Landscape in Early Western Han (Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu, Stanford University)

* Isolation Does Not Preclude Cosmopolitanism: Paradoxes in Classical (and later) Japanese History (Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley)

* Populating the Terrain: Indian Anthropologies and Their Spatial Dimension (Christopher Minkowski, Oxford University)

* Humans, Ancestors, Gods, and Their Worlds: The Sacred and Scientific Cosmologies of India (Kim Plofker, Union College)

* Masters of the Four Corners of the Heavens: Views of the Universe in Early Mesopotamian Writings (Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

* The World and the Geography of Otherness in Ancient Egyptian Culture (Gerald Moers, University of Göttingen)

* On Earth As in Heaven: The Apocalyptic Vision of World Geography from Urzeit to Endzeit according to the Book of Jubilees (James M. Scott, Trinity Western University, Canada)

* 'I Know the Number of the Sand and the Measure of the Sea': Geography and Difference in Early Classical Greece (Susan G. Cole, State University New York, Buffalo)

* When Worlds Collide: The Europe-Asia Antithesis in Classical and Early Medieval Thought (James Romm, Bard College)

* The Roman World View: Beyond Recovery? (Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

* Strabo and the Geographical Narrative (Daniela Dueck, Bar Ilan University)

* The Book of Curiosities: An Eleventh-Century Egyptian View of the World (Emilie Savage-Smith, Oxford University)

* The Medieval Islamic Worldview: Arabic Geography in Its Historical Context (A.J. Silverstein, University of Oxford)

* New World Renaissance: Imperial and Local Geography in Mesoamerica before the Conquest (Barbara Mundy, Fordham University)

* Geography, Ethnography, and the World of the Sixteenth-Century Andes (Catherine Julien, Western Michigan University)

* The Mississippian Worldview (Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

* Geography and Ethnography in Medieval Europe: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Concerns (Natalia Lozovsky)

* Europeans plot the wider world, 1500-1750 (David Buisseret, Newbury Library)

 




 

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