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First globalization : the Eurasian exchange, 1500 to 1800
AuthorGunn, Geoffrey C.
Pub. LocationLanham, MDPublisherRowman & Littlefield
Date2003Phys. Desc.xviii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
LocationAdmin. Office GalleryCall NumberCB251.G87 2003
First globalization : the Eurasian exchange, 1500 to 1800 / Geoffrey C. Gunn.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-323) and index.

The discovery canon -- Historical confabulators and literary geographers -- Observations on nature -- Catholic cosmologies -- Mapping Eurasia -- Enlightenment views of Asian Governance -- Civilizational encounters -- Livelihoods.

"First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his metageography of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows how between 1500 and 1800, a lively two-way flow in ideas, philosophies, and cultural products brought competing civilizations into serious dialogue and mostly peaceful exchange. Ranging from discussions of the natural world, livelihoods, and religious and intellectual encounters to language, play, crime and punishment, gender, and governance, this book replays the themes of enduring hybridity and creolization of cultures."--OCLC note.

See detailed Table of contents.

Subject(s)Europe--Relations--Asia
East and West
Europe--Civilization--Asian influences
Asia--Foreign public opinion, Western
SeriesWorld social change
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19185
ISBN0742526623 ; 9780742526624LCCN2002153801OCLC51040828