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The Resource Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy

Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy

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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
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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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Kennedy, Dane Keith
Dewey number
910.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reinterpreting history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Exceptionalism
  • Indians
  • Europe
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Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Reinterpreting Exploration / Dane Kennedy -- Science and Exploration / Michael F. Robinson -- A Half Century of Shifting Narrative Perspectives on Encounters / Harry Liebersohn -- Exploration and Enlightenment / Philip J. Stern -- Exploration in Print: From the Miscellany to the Newspaper Clare Pettitt -- The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration / Berny Sèbe -- Exploration in Imperial Russia / Willard Sunderland -- Exploring the Pacific World / Jane Samson -- Decentering Exploration in East Africa / Stephen J. Rockel -- The Exploration of Central Asia / Gordon Stewart -- The Historiography of Antarctic Exploration / Stephanie Barczewski
Control code
FIEb17500096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199755332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860943998
Label
Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world, edited by Dane Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Reinterpreting Exploration / Dane Kennedy -- Science and Exploration / Michael F. Robinson -- A Half Century of Shifting Narrative Perspectives on Encounters / Harry Liebersohn -- Exploration and Enlightenment / Philip J. Stern -- Exploration in Print: From the Miscellany to the Newspaper Clare Pettitt -- The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration / Berny Sèbe -- Exploration in Imperial Russia / Willard Sunderland -- Exploring the Pacific World / Jane Samson -- Decentering Exploration in East Africa / Stephen J. Rockel -- The Exploration of Central Asia / Gordon Stewart -- The Historiography of Antarctic Exploration / Stephanie Barczewski
Control code
FIEb17500096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199755332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860943998

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