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Title Reinterpreting exploration : the West in the world / edited by Dane Kennedy
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
book jacket
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 Ethnology Library  G80 .R425 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020795176
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Descript xiii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Reinterpreting history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
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, 1821-1914 / 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
Subject Discoveries in geography -- European
Exceptionalism -- Europe -- History
Europe -- Territorial expansion
Indians -- First contact with Europeans
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries. bisacsh
HISTORY / Renaissance. bisacsh
Alt Author Kennedy, Dane Keith, editor of compilation
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