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Title Transfer between sea and land : maritime vessels for cultural exchanges in the early modern period / edited by Simone Kahlow
Imprint Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2018]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HF479 .T735 2018    AVAILABLE    30520020871787
Descript 152 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Questions about the cultural exchange of both knowledge and material goods are just as topical today as in years gone by. These questions have gained increasing attention from scholars since the 1980s when the term 'transfers cultures' by historians arose. However, this book provides a completely new approach in this context by interdisciplinary investigation of cultural exchanges based on chosen objects from shipwrecks and land, significant written documents and verifiable transfer of knowledge. The publication combines studies from humanities and natural sciences. Thus, historians, archaeologists, and pharmacists have investigated the way of transfer by means of material and immaterial goods, such as ship lists, medicine, metal ware, exotic animals and Asian objects as well as ship constructions. They set out, the continuity and discontinuity of cultural exchange based on moving objects depending on different conditions such as region, time, demand and availability. The innovative contributions of the publication aim to improve the understanding of cultural exchange by sea, as well as its reflection on land in the Early Modern Time and are the results of a workshop, which took place in the German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven, a Research Institute of the Leibniz Association, in 2015
Subject Cultural relations -- History
International trade -- History
International relations and culture -- History
Navigation -- History
Alt Author Kahlow, Simone, editor
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