Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

Synopsis

This book is a major contribution to the study of the encounter between Europeans and non-Europeans in the early modern period and to a neglected aspect of the cultural transformation of Europe throughout the Renaissance. Focusing on European travelers in India and their analysis of Hindu society, politics and religion, it also offers a detailed and systematic study of the variety of travel narratives describing South India from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. In addition, the book proposes a novel approach to the study of European attitudes toward non-Europeans.
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