Download e-book for kindle: Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China, by Peter N. Miller,Francois Louis

By Peter N. Miller,Francois Louis

ISBN-10: 0472118188

ISBN-13: 9780472118182

This e-book is a venture in comparative historical past, yet alongside certain axes, one historic and the opposite historiographical. Its objective is to constructively juxtapose the early glossy ecu and chinese language techniques to historic research which were known as "antiquarian." As an workout in ancient restoration, the essays during this quantity amass new information regarding the variety of antiquarian-type scholarship at the earlier, on nature, and on peoples undertaken at both finish of the Eurasian landmass among 1500 and 1800. As a historiographical undertaking, the booklet demanding situations the received---and usually greatly less than conceptualized---use of the time period "antiquarian" in either eu and chinese language contexts. Readers won't basically research extra in regards to the variety of ecu and chinese language scholarship at the past---and in particular the cloth past---but they are going to even be capable of combine the various historiographical observations and corrections into new methods of conceiving of the historical past of historic scholarship in Europe because the Renaissance, and to mirror at the influence of those ecu phrases on chinese language ways to the chinese language earlier. This comparability is a two-way highway, with the ecu culture clarified by way of wisdom of chinese language practices, and chinese language techniques higher understood whilst positioned along the ecu ones.

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