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The Resource Cultures in conflict : encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800, Urs Bitterli ; translated by Ritchie Robertson

Cultures in conflict : encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800, Urs Bitterli ; translated by Ritchie Robertson

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Cultures in conflict : encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800
Title
Cultures in conflict
Title remainder
encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800
Statement of responsibility
Urs Bitterli ; translated by Ritchie Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Focusing on the cultural encounters between European explorers and non-European peoples, the author reconstructs the experiences of both sides in case studies that span five continents
  • Most histories of exploration are written from the viewpoint of the explorers. This book, now available in paperback, focuses instead on the cultural encounters between European explorers and non-European people, reconstructing the experiences of both sides. The result is a remarkable work of comparative cultural history, ranging from North America to the South Pacific and from the voyages of Columbus to those of Captain Cook. Bitterli distinguishes three basic forms of cultural encounter: superficial contact, as in the early relations between Europe and China; a prolonged relationship, like that between missionaries and the North American Indians; and collision, leading to the destruction of the weaker partner, as happened in the Spanish Conquest of the West Indies and of Mexico. In a series of case studies Bitterli examines these types of cultural encounter, drawing on a wide range of primary sources
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CUY
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Bitterli, Urs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Culture conflict
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Cultures in conflict : encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800, Urs Bitterli ; translated by Ritchie Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Alte Welt, neue Welt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [178]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Types of cultural encounter : contacts, collisions and relationships -- System of limited contacts : the Portuguese in Africa and Asia -- Cultural collision : the Spaniards on Hispaniola -- Missionary work as a cultural relationship : the French in Canada -- Cultural relationship as "Holy Experiment" : the English in Pennsylvania -- "Controlled relationship" : the Europeans in China -- Cultural contact as a scientific challenge : the English and French in the South Seas
Control code
20366772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780804717373
Lccn
88064050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1272312
Label
Cultures in conflict : encounters between European and non-European cultures, 1492-1800, Urs Bitterli ; translated by Ritchie Robertson
Publication
Note
Translation of: Alte Welt, neue Welt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [178]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Types of cultural encounter : contacts, collisions and relationships -- System of limited contacts : the Portuguese in Africa and Asia -- Cultural collision : the Spaniards on Hispaniola -- Missionary work as a cultural relationship : the French in Canada -- Cultural relationship as "Holy Experiment" : the English in Pennsylvania -- "Controlled relationship" : the Europeans in China -- Cultural contact as a scientific challenge : the English and French in the South Seas
Control code
20366772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780804717373
Lccn
88064050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1272312

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