9781108431828-1108431828-Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories, Series Number 24)

Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories, Series Number 24)

ISBN-13: 9781108431828
ISBN-10: 1108431828
Edition: Reprint
Author: Davies, Surekha
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 379 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108431828
ISBN-10: 1108431828
Edition: Reprint
Author: Davies, Surekha
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 379 pages

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Acknowledged authors Davies, Surekha wrote Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories, Series Number 24) comprising 379 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108431828 and 9781108431828. Since then Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories, Series Number 24) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.19 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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