Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787351004 Will Publish September 2019 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787351011 Will Publish September 2019 For sale in North America only

Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery

Asymmetrical Encounters in European and Global Contexts

Edited by Tessa Hauswedell, Axel Körner, and Ulrich Tiedau

Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery

Edited by Tessa Hauswedell, Axel Körner, and Ulrich Tiedau

Distributed for UCL Press

208 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787351004 Will Publish September 2019 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787351011 Will Publish September 2019 For sale in North America only
Historians often assume a one-directional transmission of knowledge and ideas, leading to the establishment of spatial hierarchies defined as centers and peripheries. In recent decades, transnational and global historians have contributed to a more inclusive understanding of intellectual and cultural exchanges that profoundly challenges the ways we draw our mental maps.

Covering the early modern and modern periods, Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery investigates the asymmetrical and multidirectional structure of such encounters within Europe as well as in a global context. The international team of contributors demonstrates how, as products of human agency, center and periphery are conditioned by mutual dependencies. Rather than representing absolute categories of analysis, they are subjective constructions determined by a constantly changing discursive context. Through its analysis, the volume develops and implements a conceptual framework for remapping centers and peripheries, based on conceptual history and discourse history.
 
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