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Medieval ethnographies: European perceptions of the world beyond

Rubiés, Joan-Pau, ed. (2009) Medieval ethnographies: European perceptions of the world beyond. The expansion of Latin Europe, 1000-1500. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780754659556

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Abstract

This anthology of classic articles in the history of medieval ethnographies illustrates this theme with reference to the contexts and genres of travel writing, the transformation of enduring myths (ranging from oriental marvels to the virtuous ascetics of India or Prester John), the practical expression of particular encounters from the Mongols to the Atlantic, and the various attempts to explain cultural differences, either through the concept of barbarism, or through geography and climate.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=298
Additional Information: © 2009 Ashgate
Divisions: International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Sets: Departments > International History
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 16:01
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/26028

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