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The Resource Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000, Peter Burke

Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000, Peter Burke

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Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000
Title
Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000
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Peter Burke
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Discusses whether exiles and expatriates have made a distinctive contribution to knowledge"--Provided by the publisher
  • In this wide-ranging consideration of intellectual diasporas, historian Peter Burke questions what distinctive contribution to knowledge exiles and expatriates have made. The answer may be summed up in one word: deprovincialization. Historically, the encounter between scholars from different cultures was an education for both parties, exposing them to research opportunities and alternative ways of thinking. Deprovincialization was in part the result of mediation, as many émigrés informed people in their “hostland” about the culture of the native land, and vice versa. The detachment of the exiles, who sometimes viewed both homeland and hostland through foreign eyes, allowed them to notice what scholars in both countries had missed. Yet at the same time, the engagement between two styles of thought, one associated with the exiles and the other with their hosts, sometimes resulted in creative hybridization, for example, between German theory and Anglo-American empiricism. This timely appraisal is brimming with anecdotes and fascinating findings about the intellectual assets that exiles and immigrants bring to their new country, even in the shadow of personal loss. --
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1937-
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Burke, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Menahem Stern Jerusalem lectures
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  • Learning and scholarship
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Exiles
  • Exiles
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
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Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000, Peter Burke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The view from the edge -- A global topic -- Early modern exiles -- Three types of expatriate -- The great exodus -- Appendix: One hundred female refugee scholars in the humanities, 1933-1941
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ocn978292386
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781512600322
Lccn
2016027165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978292386
Label
Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge, 1500-2000, Peter Burke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The view from the edge -- A global topic -- Early modern exiles -- Three types of expatriate -- The great exodus -- Appendix: One hundred female refugee scholars in the humanities, 1933-1941
Control code
ocn978292386
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781512600322
Lccn
2016027165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978292386

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