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The Resource The eagle and the dragon : globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century, Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Jean Birrell

The eagle and the dragon : globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century, Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Jean Birrell

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The eagle and the dragon : globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century
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The eagle and the dragon
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globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century
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Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Jean Birrell
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eng
Summary
In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca dreamed of colonizing China. The Aztec Eagle was destroyed but the Chinese Dragon held strong and repelled the invaders - after first seizing their cannon. For the first time, people from three continents encountered one other, confronted one other and their lives became entangled. These events were of great interest to contemporaries and many people at the time grasped the magnitude of what was going on around them. The Iberians succeeded in America and failed in China. The New World became inseparable from the Europeans who were to conquer it, while the Celestial Empire became, for a long time to come, an unattainable goal. Gruzinski explores this encounter between civilizations that were different from one another but that already fascinated contemporaries, and he shows that our world today bears the mark of this distant age. For it was in the sixteenth century that human history began to be played out on a global stage. It was then that connections between different parts of the world began to accelerate, not only between Europe and the Americas but also between Europe and China. This is what is revealed by a global history of the sixteenth century, conceived as another way of reading the Renaissance, less Eurocentric and more in tune with our age.--
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Gruzinski, Serge
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909.5
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no index present
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non fiction
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Birrell, Jean
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  • History, Modern
  • Civilization
  • Discoveries in geography
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The eagle and the dragon : globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century, Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Jean Birrell
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Two tranquil worlds -- Openness to the world -- Because the world is round -- A leap into the unknown? -- Books and letters from the other end of the world -- Embassy or conquest? -- The clash of civilizations -- Naming the other -- A story of cannon -- Opacity or transparency? -- The greatest cities in the world -- The hour of the crime -- The place of the whites -- To everyone their own post-war -- The secrets of the south sea -- China on the horizon -- When china awakes -- Conclusion -- towards a global history of the renaissance
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FIEb17634076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780745667126
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)881560410
Label
The eagle and the dragon : globalization and European dreams of conquest in China and America in the sixteenth century, Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Jean Birrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Two tranquil worlds -- Openness to the world -- Because the world is round -- A leap into the unknown? -- Books and letters from the other end of the world -- Embassy or conquest? -- The clash of civilizations -- Naming the other -- A story of cannon -- Opacity or transparency? -- The greatest cities in the world -- The hour of the crime -- The place of the whites -- To everyone their own post-war -- The secrets of the south sea -- China on the horizon -- When china awakes -- Conclusion -- towards a global history of the renaissance
Control code
FIEb17634076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780745667126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881560410

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