Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies

Editors: Raaflaub, Kurt A. and Talbert, Richard J. A.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $50.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $76.43
ISBN: 978-1-11-858985-4
Category: Social Sciences - Anthropology
Image Count: 65
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, who have analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviews of a wide range of pre-modern societies.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • 1 Introduction Richard J. A. Talbert; Kurt A. Raaflaub
  • 2 Where the Black Antelope Roam: Dharma and Human Geography in India Christopher Minkowski
  • 3 Humans, Demons, Gods and Their Worlds: The Sacred and Scientific Cosmologies of India Kim Plofker
  • 4 Structured Perceptions of Real and Imagined Landscapes in Early China Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu
  • 5 Nonary Cosmography in Ancient China John B. Henderson
  • 6 Knowledge of Other Cultures in China's Early Empires Michael Loewe
  • 7 The Mississippian Peoples' Worldview Kathleen DuVal
  • 8 Aztec Geography and Spatial Imagination Barbara E. Mundy
  • 9 Inca Worldview Catherine Julien
  • 10 Masters of the Four Corners of the Heavens: Views of the Universe in Early Mesopotamian Writings Piotr Michalowski
  • 11 The World and the Geography of Otherness in Pharaonic Egypt Gerald Moers
  • 12 On Earth as in Heaven: The Apocalyptic Vision of World Geography from Urzeit to Endzeit according to the Book of Jubilees James M. Scott
  • 13 'I Know the Number of the Sand and the Measure of the Sea': Geography and Difference in the Early Greek World Susan Guettel Cole
  • 14 Continents, Climates, and Cultures: Greek Theories of Global Structure James Romm
  • 15 The Geographical Narrative of Strabo of Amasia Daniela Dueck
  • 16 The Roman Worldview: Beyond Recovery? Richard J. A. Talbert
  • 17 The Medieval Islamic Worldview: Arabic Geography in Its Historical Context Adam J. Silverstein
  • 18 The Book of Curiosities: An Eleventh-Century Egyptian View of the Lands of the Infidels Emilie Savage-Smith
  • 19 Geography and Ethnography in Medieval Europe: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Concerns Natalia Lozovsky
  • 20 Europeans Plot the Wider World, 1500–1750 David Buisseret