The Globe on Paper

Writing Histories of the World in Renaissance Europe and the Americas
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 2. Juli 2020
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  • 288 Seiten
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The age of exploration exposed the limits of available universal histories. Everyday interactions with cultures and societies across the globe brought to light a multiplicity of pasts which proved difficult to reconcile with an emerging sense of unity in the world. Among the first to address the questions posed by this challenge were a handful of Renaissance historians. On what basis could they narrate the history of hitherto unknown peoples? Why did the Bible and classical works say nothing about so many visible traces of ancient cultures? And how far was it possible to write histories of the world at a time of growing religious division in Europe and imperial rivalry around the world? A study of the cross-fertilization of historical writing in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, The Globe on Paper reconstructs a set of imaginative accounts worked out from Mexico to the Moluccas and Peru, and from the shops of Venetian printers to the rival courts of Spain and England. The pages of this book teem with humanists, librarians, missionaries, imperial officials, as well as forgers and indigenous chroniclers. Drawing on information gathered-or said to have been gathered-from eyewitness reports, interviews with local inhabitants, ancient codices, and material evidence, their global narratives testify to an unprecedented broadening of horizons which briefly flourished before succumbing to the forces of imperial and religious reaction.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • 2,68 MB
978-0-19-258957-6 (9780192589576)
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Giuseppe Marcocci is Associate Professor in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800) at the University of Oxford and an Official Fellow and Tutor in History at Exeter College. His research interests lie at the intersection of the political and cultural history of the early modern world, with a special focus on Spain, Portugal, and their global empires.
  • Cover
  • The Globe on Paper: Writing Histories of the World in Renaissancem Europe and the Americas
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Renaissance Historians and the World
  • Old Worlds and the Globe
  • Recovering a Global Renaissance
  • Chapters in Renaissance Histories of the World
  • 1 Genealogical Histories: Forging Antiquities from New Spain to China
  • Franciscan Antiquarians in the New World
  • The First Inhabitants of New Spain
  • The Indian Descendants of Noah
  • The Renaissance Archforger and His Giants
  • Berosus Across the Atlantic
  • Inventing Genealogies from the New World to China
  • 2 Histories in Motion: Thinking Back to the Moluccas in a Lisbon Hospital
  • News from the East
  • The Chinese Lesson of Empire
  • Moluccan Tales
  • The Renaissance of Travels
  • A World on the Move
  • Northern Obsessions with the Americas
  • 3 Indigenous Comparisons: A Renaissance Bestseller in the Colonial Andes
  • Chronicling the World from Peru
  • From the Andes to Bavaria
  • An Ambivalent Encyclopaedia
  • The Effect of History
  • Cultural Hierarchy
  • The Enigma of the 'Yndiario'
  • 4 Popular Accounts: Printing Histories of the World in Late Renaissance Venice
  • Histories for Sale
  • History of the World and Curiosity for the World
  • History as an Animal
  • Untitled
  • In Defence of the History of the World
  • 5 The Twilight of Histories of the World: Jesuit Missions and Imperial Rivalries
  • Missionary Histories
  • Nature and Culture
  • The Birth of World Geopolitics
  • Histories of the World as Official History
  • At the End of Histories of the World
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Archival sources
  • Published primary sources
  • Secondary literature
  • Index

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