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The Resource Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy, (electronic resource)

Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy, (electronic resource)

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Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world
Title
Reinterpreting exploration
Title remainder
the West in the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dane Kennedy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 scientific knowledge, Enlightenment ideas and practices, and metropolitan print culture. They reassess indigenous peoples' responses upon first contacts with European explorers, their involvement as intermediaries in the operations of expeditions, and the complications that their prior knowledge posed for European claims of discovery. Underscoring that exploration must be seen as a process of mediation between representation and reality, this book provides a fresh and accessible introduction to the ongoing reinterpretation of exploration's role in the making of the modern world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Dane Keith
Series statement
Reinterpreting history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Exceptionalism
  • Indians
  • Europe
Label
Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction Reinterpreting Exploration -- Dane Kennedy -- Part One Themes -- Chapter 1 Science and Exploration -- Michael F. Robinson -- Chapter 2 A Half Century of Shifting Narrative Perspectives on Encounters -- Harry Liebersohn -- Chapter 3 Exploration and Enlightenment -- Philip J. Stern -- Chapter 4 Exploration in Print: From the Miscellany to the Newspaper -- Clare Pettitt -- Chapter 5 The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration -- Berny Sèbe -- Part Two Territories -- Chapter 6 Exploration in Imperial Russia -- Willard Sunderland -- Chapter 7 Exploring the Pacific World -- Jane Samson -- Chapter 8 Decentering Exploration in East Africa -- Stephen J. Rockel -- Chapter 9 The Exploration of Central Asia -- Gordon Stewart -- Chapter 10 The Historiography of Antarctic Exploration -- Stephanie Barczewski
Control code
ssj0001061578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780199755332
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013039968
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001061578
Label
Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction Reinterpreting Exploration -- Dane Kennedy -- Part One Themes -- Chapter 1 Science and Exploration -- Michael F. Robinson -- Chapter 2 A Half Century of Shifting Narrative Perspectives on Encounters -- Harry Liebersohn -- Chapter 3 Exploration and Enlightenment -- Philip J. Stern -- Chapter 4 Exploration in Print: From the Miscellany to the Newspaper -- Clare Pettitt -- Chapter 5 The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration -- Berny Sèbe -- Part Two Territories -- Chapter 6 Exploration in Imperial Russia -- Willard Sunderland -- Chapter 7 Exploring the Pacific World -- Jane Samson -- Chapter 8 Decentering Exploration in East Africa -- Stephen J. Rockel -- Chapter 9 The Exploration of Central Asia -- Gordon Stewart -- Chapter 10 The Historiography of Antarctic Exploration -- Stephanie Barczewski
Control code
ssj0001061578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780199755332
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013039968
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001061578

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