Before Orientalism

Before Orientalism

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A distinct European perspective on Asia emerged in the late Middle Ages. Early reports of a homogeneous "India" of marvels and monsters gave way to accounts written by medieval travelers that indulged readers' curiosity about far-flung landscapes and cultures without exhibiting the attitudes evident in the later writings of aspiring imperialists. Mining the accounts of more than twenty Europeans who made—or claimed to have made—journeys to Mongolia, China, India,… (more)


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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (November 14, 2013)

Collection: The Middle Ages Series

Format: EPUB

Page count: 328 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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