Representations of Global Civility : English Travellers in the Ottoman Empire and the South Pacific, 1636-1863 / Sascha R. Klement.

  • 1st ed.
  • Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag [2021]
Physical description
1 online resource (270 p.)
  • 9783839455838
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 26. Mai 2021)
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  • Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Beginnings -- 1. Prologue: From Local to Global, From Courtesy to Civility -- 2. The Inception of Global Civility -- Enlightened Cosmopolitanism and the Practice of Global Civility -- 3. Global Civility and Shipwreck -- 4. Global Civility on the Desert Route to India -- Discursive Changes within Global Civility -- 5. Two Views of Botany Bay: -- 6. The Attraction of Repulsion -- Transitions and Conclusions -- 7. From Representational Ambivalence to Colonialism -- 8. Epilogue: From Global Civility to Comparative Imperialisms? -- Works Cited
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  • Perhaps unexpectedly, English travel writing during the long eighteenth century reveals a discourse of global civility. By bringing together representations of the then already familiar Ottoman Empire and the largely unknown South Pacific, Sascha Klement adopts a uniquely global perspective and demonstrates how cross-cultural encounters were framed by Enlightenment philosophy, global interconnections, and even-handed exchanges across cultural divides. In so doing, this book shows that both travel and travel-writing from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries were much more complex and multi-layered than reductive Eurocentric histories often suggest.

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