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Travel and ethnology in the Renaissance [electronic resource] : South India through European eyes, 1250-1625 / Joan-Pau Rubi�es.

By: Rubi�es, Joan Pau.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Past and present publications: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 443 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0511156065; 9780511156069; 0511118295 (electronic bk.); 9780511118296 (electronic bk.); 9780511496608 (electronic bk.); 0511496605 (electronic bk.); 9780511018718 (electronic bk.); 0511018711 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethnology -- Europe -- History | India, South -- Description and travel | India, South -- Description and travel -- History | India, South -- Foreign public opinion -- History -- Sources | Ethnologie -- Europe -- Histoire | Inde (Sud) -- Description et voyages | Europeanen | Reisbeschrijvingen | Beeldvorming | Cultuurcontact | Indienbild -- Europa -- Geschichte Mittelalter | Indienbild -- Europa -- Geschichte 16. Jh | Indienbild -- Europa -- Geschichte 17. Jh | Literatur -- Motiv -- Indien | Reiseliteratur -- Indien -- Vijayanagar (Staat) -- Europ�aer -- Geschichte -- 1250-1625 | Indien -- Ethnologie -- Geschichte | Indien -- Reisen -- Geschichte | Indien -- Motiv -- Literatur | Indien -- Motiv | Vijayanagar (Staat) -- Europ�aer -- Reiseliteratur -- Geschichte -- 1250-1625 | Europ�aer -- Indien -- Vijayanagar (Staat) -- Reiseliteratur -- Geschichte -- 1250-1625 | Kulturkontakt | Reiseliteratur | Indienbild | Indien <S�ud> | Vijayanagar <Staat> | Europa | Europ�aer | R�ecits de voyages | Ethnologie -- Inde | Inde (sud) -- Descriptions et voyages | Inde (sud) -- Opinion publique europ�eenne | HISTORY / Asia / India & South AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Travel and ethnology in the Renaissance.DDC classification: 915.4042 Other classification: 74.21 | NM 9000 | NN 1698 | NN 1730 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; A note on spelling and vocabulary; 1. In search of India: the empire of Vijayanagara through European eyes; 2. Marco Polo's India and the Latin Christian tradition; 3. Establishing lay science: the merchant and the humanist; 4. Ludovico de Varthema: the curious traveller at the time of Vasco da Gama and Columbus; 5. The Portuguese and Vijayanagara: politics, religion and classification; 6. The practice of ethnography: Indian customs and castes
Summary: This book is a major contribution to the study of the encounter between Europeans and non-Europeans in the early modern period and to a neglected aspect of the cultural transformation of Europe throughout the Renaissance. The book proposes a novel approach to the study of European attitudes towards non-Europeans.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-422) and index.

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Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; A note on spelling and vocabulary; 1. In search of India: the empire of Vijayanagara through European eyes; 2. Marco Polo's India and the Latin Christian tradition; 3. Establishing lay science: the merchant and the humanist; 4. Ludovico de Varthema: the curious traveller at the time of Vasco da Gama and Columbus; 5. The Portuguese and Vijayanagara: politics, religion and classification; 6. The practice of ethnography: Indian customs and castes

This book is a major contribution to the study of the encounter between Europeans and non-Europeans in the early modern period and to a neglected aspect of the cultural transformation of Europe throughout the Renaissance. The book proposes a novel approach to the study of European attitudes towards non-Europeans.

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Travel and ethnology in the Renaissance by Rubi�es, Joan Pau. ©2000
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Travel and ethnology in the Renaissance by Rubi�es, Joan Pau. ©2000
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