The Resource Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Daniela Bleichmar, Peter C. Mancall

Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Daniela Bleichmar, Peter C. Mancall

Label
Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Title
Collecting Across Cultures
Title remainder
Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Statement of responsibility
Daniela Bleichmar, Peter C. Mancall
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Editor
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the early modern age more people traveled farther than at any earlier time in human history. Many returned home with stories of distant lands and at least some of the objects they collected during their journeys. And those who did not travel eagerly acquired wondrous materials that arrived from faraway places. Objects traveled various routes-personal, imperial, missionary, or trade-and moved not only across space but also across cultures.Histories of the early modern global culture of collecting have focused for the most part on European Wunderkammern, or "cabinets of curiosities." But the passion for acquiring unfamiliar items rippled across many lands. The court in Java marveled at, collected, and displayed myriad goods brought through its halls. African princes traded captured members of other African groups so they could get the newest kinds of cloth produced in Europe. Native Americans sought colored glass beads made in Europe, often trading them to other indigenous groups. Items changed hands and crossed cultural boundaries frequently, often gaining new and valuable meanings in the process. An object that might have seemed mundane in some cultures could become a target of veneration in another.The fourteen essays in Collecting Across Cultures represent work by an international group of historians, art historians, and historians of science. Each author explores a specific aspect of the cross-cultural history of collecting and display from the dawn of the sixteenth century to the early decades of the nineteenth century. As the essays attest, an examination of early modern collecting in cross-cultural contexts sheds light on the creative and complicated ways in which objects in collections served to create knowledge-some factual, some fictional-about distant peoples in an increasingly transnational world
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Cataloging source
DE-B1597
Dewey number
930.1
Government publication
other
Language note
English
LC call number
GN406
LC item number
.C65 2011eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bleichmar, Daniela
  • Mancall, Peter C.
Series statement
The Early Modern Americas
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  • Exchange
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Preservation of materials
  • Antiquities
  • Material culture
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
Target audience
specialized
Label
Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Daniela Bleichmar, Peter C. Mancall
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Chapter 1. Seeing the World in a Room: Looking at Exotica in Early Modern Collections
  • Bleichmar, Daniela
  • Chapter 2. Collecting Global Icons: The Case of the Exotic Parasol
  • Schmidt, Benjamin
  • Chapter 3. Ancient Europe and Native Americans: A Comparative Reflection on the Roots of Antiquarianism
  • Schnapp, Alain
  • PART II. COLLECTING AND THE FORMATION OF GLOBAL NETWORKS
  • Chapter 4. Aztec Regalia and the Reformation of Display
  • Johnson, Carina L.
  • Chapter 5. Dead Natures or Still Lifes? Science, Art, and Collecting in the Spanish Baroque
  • Frontmatter
  • Marcaida, José Ramón / Pimentel, Juan
  • Chapter 6. Crying a Muck: Collecting, Domesticity, and Anomie in Seventeenth-Century Banten and England
  • Batchelor, Robert
  • Chapter 7. Collecting and Translating Knowledge Across Cultures: Capuchin Missionary Images of Early Modern Central Africa, 1650-1750
  • Fromont, Cécile
  • Chapter 8. European Wonders at the Court of Siam
  • Benson, Sarah
  • PART III. COLLECTING PEOPLE
  • Chapter 9. Collecting and Accounting: Representing Slaves as Commodities in Jamaica, 1674-1784
  • Burnard, Trevor
  • Contents
  • Chapter 10. ''Collecting Americans'': The Anglo-American Experience from Cabot to NAGPRA
  • Mancall, Peter C.
  • PART IV. EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS OF AMERICANA IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
  • Chapter 11. Spanish Collections of Americana in the Late Eighteenth Century
  • Carro, Paz Cabello
  • Chapter 12. Martínez Compañón and His Illustrated ''Museum''
  • Trever, Lisa / Pillsbury, Joanne
  • Chapter 13. Europe Rediscovers Latin America: Collecting Artifacts and Views in the First Decades of the Nineteenth Century
  • Riviale, Pascal
  • Chapter 14. Image and Experience in the Land of Nopal and Maguey: Collecting and Portraying Mexico in Two Nineteenth-Century French Albums
  • List of Illustrations
  • O'Nei, Megan E.
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Baker, Malcolm
  • Introduction
  • Bleichmar, Daniela / Mancall, Peter C.
  • PART I. COLLECTING AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (392 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283896443
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204964
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)3441912
  • (SSID)ssj0000606264
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11379744
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000606264
  • (PQKBWorkID)10581495
  • (PQKB)10643074
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3441912
  • (OCoLC)794700587
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse8329
  • (DE-B1597)449385
  • (OCoLC)1013962505
  • (OCoLC)1029812114
  • (OCoLC)979628019
  • (DE-B1597)9780812204964
  • (EXLCZ)993240000000064720
Label
Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Daniela Bleichmar, Peter C. Mancall
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Chapter 1. Seeing the World in a Room: Looking at Exotica in Early Modern Collections
  • Bleichmar, Daniela
  • Chapter 2. Collecting Global Icons: The Case of the Exotic Parasol
  • Schmidt, Benjamin
  • Chapter 3. Ancient Europe and Native Americans: A Comparative Reflection on the Roots of Antiquarianism
  • Schnapp, Alain
  • PART II. COLLECTING AND THE FORMATION OF GLOBAL NETWORKS
  • Chapter 4. Aztec Regalia and the Reformation of Display
  • Johnson, Carina L.
  • Chapter 5. Dead Natures or Still Lifes? Science, Art, and Collecting in the Spanish Baroque
  • Frontmatter
  • Marcaida, José Ramón / Pimentel, Juan
  • Chapter 6. Crying a Muck: Collecting, Domesticity, and Anomie in Seventeenth-Century Banten and England
  • Batchelor, Robert
  • Chapter 7. Collecting and Translating Knowledge Across Cultures: Capuchin Missionary Images of Early Modern Central Africa, 1650-1750
  • Fromont, Cécile
  • Chapter 8. European Wonders at the Court of Siam
  • Benson, Sarah
  • PART III. COLLECTING PEOPLE
  • Chapter 9. Collecting and Accounting: Representing Slaves as Commodities in Jamaica, 1674-1784
  • Burnard, Trevor
  • Contents
  • Chapter 10. ''Collecting Americans'': The Anglo-American Experience from Cabot to NAGPRA
  • Mancall, Peter C.
  • PART IV. EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS OF AMERICANA IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
  • Chapter 11. Spanish Collections of Americana in the Late Eighteenth Century
  • Carro, Paz Cabello
  • Chapter 12. Martínez Compañón and His Illustrated ''Museum''
  • Trever, Lisa / Pillsbury, Joanne
  • Chapter 13. Europe Rediscovers Latin America: Collecting Artifacts and Views in the First Decades of the Nineteenth Century
  • Riviale, Pascal
  • Chapter 14. Image and Experience in the Land of Nopal and Maguey: Collecting and Portraying Mexico in Two Nineteenth-Century French Albums
  • List of Illustrations
  • O'Nei, Megan E.
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Baker, Malcolm
  • Introduction
  • Bleichmar, Daniela / Mancall, Peter C.
  • PART I. COLLECTING AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (392 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283896443
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204964
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)3441912
  • (SSID)ssj0000606264
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11379744
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000606264
  • (PQKBWorkID)10581495
  • (PQKB)10643074
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3441912
  • (OCoLC)794700587
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse8329
  • (DE-B1597)449385
  • (OCoLC)1013962505
  • (OCoLC)1029812114
  • (OCoLC)979628019
  • (DE-B1597)9780812204964
  • (EXLCZ)993240000000064720

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