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The Resource Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters, Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University

Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters, Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University

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Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters
Title
Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human
Title remainder
new worlds, maps and monsters
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Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
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eng
Summary
"Giants, cannibals and other monsters were a regular feature of Renaissance illustrated maps, inhabiting the Americas alongside other indigenous peoples. In a new approach to views of distant peoples, Surekha Davies analyzes this archive alongside prints, costume books and geographical writing. Using sources from Iberia, France, the German lands, the Low Countries, Italy and England, Davies argues that mapmakers and viewers saw these maps as careful syntheses that enabled viewers to compare different peoples. In an age when scholars, missionaries, native peoples and colonial officials debated whether New World inhabitants could - or should - be converted or enslaved, maps were uniquely suited for assessing the impact of environment on bodies and temperaments. Through innovative interdisciplinary methods connecting the European Renaissance to the Atlantic world, Davies uses new sources and questions to explore science as a visual pursuit, revealing how debates about the relationship between humans and monstrous peoples challenged colonial expansion"--
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1974-
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Davies, Surekha
Dewey number
912.09
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GA781
LC item number
.D38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge social and cultural histories
Series volume
24
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  • Cartography
  • Cartography
  • Western Hemisphere
  • Geography
  • Monsters
  • Cartography
  • Monsters
  • Europe
  • Western Hemisphere
  • Karte
  • Illustration
  • Indigenes Volk
  • Renaissance
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Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters, Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-348) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Renaissance maps and the concept of the human -- Climate, culture or kinship? Explaining human diversity c.1500 -- Atlantic empires, map workshops and Renaissance geographical culture -- Spit-roasts, barbecues and the invention of the Brazilian cannibal -- Trade, empires and propaganda: Brazilians on French maps in the age of Francois I and Henri II -- Monstrous ontology and environmental thinking: Patagonia's giants -- The epistemology of wonder: Amazons, headless men and mapping Guiana -- Civility, idolatry and cities in Mexico and Peru -- New sources, new genres and America's place in the world, 1590-1645 -- Epilogue
Control code
922913145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781107036673
Lccn
2016000905
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)922913145
Label
Renaissance ethnography and the invention of the human : new worlds, maps and monsters, Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Renaissance maps and the concept of the human -- Climate, culture or kinship? Explaining human diversity c.1500 -- Atlantic empires, map workshops and Renaissance geographical culture -- Spit-roasts, barbecues and the invention of the Brazilian cannibal -- Trade, empires and propaganda: Brazilians on French maps in the age of Francois I and Henri II -- Monstrous ontology and environmental thinking: Patagonia's giants -- The epistemology of wonder: Amazons, headless men and mapping Guiana -- Civility, idolatry and cities in Mexico and Peru -- New sources, new genres and America's place in the world, 1590-1645 -- Epilogue
Control code
922913145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781107036673
Lccn
2016000905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922913145

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