|First globalization : the Eurasian exchange, 1500 to 1800|
|Author||Gunn, Geoffrey C.|
|Pub. Location||Lanham, MD||Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield|
|Date||2003||Phys. Desc.||xviii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Admin. Office Gallery||Call Number||CB251.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.
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