Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China, by Peter N. Miller,Francois Louis

By Peter N. Miller,Francois Louis

This booklet is a venture in comparative historical past, yet alongside certain axes, one ancient and the opposite historiographical. Its goal is to constructively juxtapose the early sleek eu and chinese language methods to historic learn which were known as "antiquarian." As an workout in historic restoration, the essays during this quantity amass new information regarding the variety of antiquarian-type scholarship at the earlier, on nature, and on peoples undertaken at both finish of the Eurasian landmass among 1500 and 1800. As a historiographical undertaking, the booklet demanding situations the received---and frequently a great deal lower than conceptualized---use of the time period "antiquarian" in either ecu and chinese language contexts. Readers won't simply examine extra in regards to the diversity of ecu and chinese language scholarship at the past---and particularly the cloth past---but they are going to even be capable of combine a number of the historiographical observations and corrections into new methods of conceiving of the background of historic scholarship in Europe because the Renaissance, and to mirror at the influence of those eu phrases on chinese language methods to the chinese language previous. This comparability is a two-way road, with the ecu culture clarified through wisdom of chinese language practices, and chinese language techniques higher understood whilst put along the eu ones.

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