In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, objects, texts and people travelled around the world on board Dutch ships. The essays in this book explore how these circulations transformed knowledge in Asian and European societies. They concentrate on epistemic consequences in the fields of historiography, geography, natural history, religion and philosophy, as well as in everyday life. Emphasizing transformations, the volume reconstructs small semantic shifts of knowledge and tentative adjustments to new cultural contexts. It unfolds the often conflict-ridden, complex and largely global history of specific pieces of knowledge as well as of generally-shared contemporary understandings regarding what could or could not be considered true. The book contributes to current debates about how to conceptualize the unsettled epistemologies of the early modern world.
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S. Friedrich und A. Brendecke, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universitat Munich, Germany; S. Ehrenpreis, Universitat Innsbruck, Austria.Review:
"[...] however, I am convinced that this book makes an innovative and important contribution to the spatial approach in the history of knowledge."Karel Davids in: www.sehepunkte.de
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Buchbeschreibung Walter De Gmbh Gruyter Mai 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - In the 17th and 18th centuries, people, objects, and texts travelled around the world aboard Dutch ships. This book explores how these circulations transformed the knowledge in Asian and European societies. It focuses on epistemic changes in historiography, geography, religion, philosophy as well as in everyday life. Emphasizing transformations, the volume reconstructs semantic shifts of knowledge as well as adjustments to new cultural contexts. 257 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783110370966