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Asian Travel in the Renaissance

Daniel Carey (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-1160-7
248 pages
July 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Asian Travel in the Renaissance looks at travel in Asia for the purposes of trade, colonialism and religious conversion by a diverse array of Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and English protagonists in the Renaissance era.
  • Examines European travel in Asia from a variety of perspectives.
  • Presents new research by international scholars.
  • Establishes the importance of Asia as a place of aspiration in the early modern period.
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Notes on Contributors.

Preface: Anthony Reid.

1. Introduction: Daniel Carey.

2. Alessandro Valignano: Man, Missionary and Writer: M. Antoni J. Ucerler, Sj.

3. The Transmission of Renaissance Culture in Seventeenth-Century China: Nicolas Standaert.

4. The Widening of the World and the Realm of History: Early European Approaches to the Beginnings of Siamese History, c.1500-1700: Sven Trakulhun.

5. The Spanish Contribution to the Ethnology of Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Joan-Pau Rubies.

6. A Truthful Pen and an Impartial Spirit": Bartolome Leonardo de Argensola and the Conquista de las Islas Malucas: John Villiers.

7. "Wherever profit leads us, to every sea and shore...": The VOC, the WIC, and Dutch Methods of Globalization in the Seventeenth Century: Claudia Schnurmann. 8. Riches, Power, Trade and Religion: The Far East and the English Imagination, 1600-1720: Robert Markley.

9. The Political Economy of Poison: The Kingdom of Makassar and the Early Royal Society: Daniel Carey.

Obituary -
C.R. Boxer (1904-2000).

Index.
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Daniel Carey is Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has edited a ‘Les voyages de Gulliver: Mondes lointains ou modes proches’ (2002) and is Editor of the journal Eighteenth-Century Ireland.
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  • Examines European travel in Asia from a variety of perspectives.

  • Presents new research by international scholars.

  • Establishes the importance of Asia as a place of aspiration in the early modern period.
See More
"This book presents eight varied essays, each an interesting example of quality scholarly writing."
Renaissance Quarterly

"The range of primary texts examined and the depth of secondary references make the book a valuable resource for .... interdisciplinary work on Europe and Asia."
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

"Asian Travel in the Renaissance provides some engaging studies of early modern European writing about Southeast Asia."
Studies in Travel Writing

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