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Inventing exoticism : geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world, Benjamin Schmidt

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Inventing exoticism : geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world
Title
Inventing exoticism
Title remainder
geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Schmidt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
As early modern Europe launched its multiple projects of global empire, it simultaneously embarked on an ambitious program of describing and picturing the world. The shapes and meanings of the extraordinary global images that emerged from this process form the subject of this highly original and richly textured study of cultural geography. Inventing Exoticism draws on a vast range of sources from history, literature, science, and art to describe the energetic and sustained international engagements that gave birth to our modern conceptions of exoticism and globalism. Illustrated with more than two hundred images of engravings, paintings, ceramics, and more, Inventing Exoticism shows, in vivid example and persuasive detail, how Europeans came to see and understand the world at an especially critical juncture of imperial imagination. At the turn to the eighteenth century, European markets were flooded by books and artifacts that described or otherwise evoked non-European realms: histories and ethnographies of overseas kingdoms, travel narratives and decorative maps, lavishly produced tomes illustrating foreign flora and fauna, and numerous decorative objects in the styles of distant cultures. Inventing Exoticism meticulously analyzes these, while further identifying the particular role of the Dutch--"Carryers of the World," as Defoe famously called them--in the business of exotica. The form of early modern exoticism that sold so well, as this book shows, originated not with expansion-minded imperialists of London and Paris, but in the canny ateliers of Holland. By scrutinizing these materials from the perspectives of both producers and consumers--and paying close attention to processes of cultural mediation--Inventing Exoticism interrogates traditional postcolonial theories of knowledge and power. It proposes a wholly revisionist understanding of geography in a pivotal age of expansion and offers a crucial historical perspective on our own global culture as it engages in a media-saturated world
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Schmidt, Benjamin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • Europe
  • Geography
  • Geography
  • Exoticism in art
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Exoticism in art
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Geography
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
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Inventing exoticism : geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world, Benjamin Schmidt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-394) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the invention of exoticism and the invention of Europe -- Printing the world: processed books and exotic stereotypes -- Seeing the world: visuality and exoticism -- Exotic bodies: sex and violence abroad -- Exotic pleasures: geography, material arts, and the "agreeable" world -- Epilogue: From promiscuous assemblage to order and method: Europe and its exotic worlds
Control code
ocn903314510
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 412 pages 16 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322668512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290349
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt136pwk6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903314510
Label
Inventing exoticism : geography, globalism, and Europe's early modern world, Benjamin Schmidt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-394) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the invention of exoticism and the invention of Europe -- Printing the world: processed books and exotic stereotypes -- Seeing the world: visuality and exoticism -- Exotic bodies: sex and violence abroad -- Exotic pleasures: geography, material arts, and the "agreeable" world -- Epilogue: From promiscuous assemblage to order and method: Europe and its exotic worlds
Control code
ocn903314510
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 412 pages 16 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322668512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290349
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136pwk6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903314510

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