A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800 (Studies in Anthropology and History v. 13)
By: Justin Stagl (author)Paperback
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The methodizing of travel in the 16th century - a tale of three cities; rerum memoria - early modern enquiries and documentation centres; imagines mundi - allegories of the continents in the Baroque and the Enlightenment; the man who called himself George Psalmanaazar or the problems of the authenticity of ethnographic description; Josephinism and social research - the "patriotic traveller" of Count Leopold Berchtold; August Ludwig Schlozer and the study of mankind according to peoples; from the autonomous to the heteronomous traveller - Volney's reform of travel instruction and the French Revolution.
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