History of Text Technologies

Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany

New Worlds in Print Culture

Authors: Leitch, S.

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As the first book-length examination of the role of German print culture in mediating Europe's knowledge of the newly discovered people of Africa, South Asia, and the Americas, this work highlights a unique and early incident of visual accuracy and an unprecedented investment in the practice of ethnography.

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STEPHANIE LEITCH is an Assistant Professor of Northern European Art at Florida State University, USA.

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'...an important investigation that can be added to a number of recent works from different fields...it continues a trend in scholarship that takes seriously the woodcut medium as a space for experimentation and novelty. Leitch not only as mapped ethnography in early modern Germany, she also has mapped herself onto the field.' - College Arts Association


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Wonder and the Working Print: An Introduction

    Leitch, Stephanie

    Pages 1-15

  • Centering the Self: Mapping the Nuremberg Chronicle and the Limits of the World

    Leitch, Stephanie

    Pages 17-35

  • The Wild Man, the German Body, and the Emperor’s New Clothes

    Leitch, Stephanie

    Pages 37-62

  • Hans Burgkmair’s Peoples of Africa and India (1508) and the Foundations of Ethnography in Print

    Leitch, Stephanie

    Pages 63-99

  • Recuperating the Eyewitness: Jörg Breu’s Images of Islamic and Hindu Culture in Ludovico de Varthema’s Travels (Augsburg: 1515)

    Leitch, Stephanie

    Pages 101-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany
Book Subtitle
New Worlds in Print Culture
Authors
Series Title
History of Text Technologies
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11298-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230112988
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62029-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38269-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 267
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