Europeans in the World

Europeans in the World : Sources on Cultural Contact, Volume 2 (from 1650 to the Present)

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This reader focuses on the relations between European civilization and the rest of the world. It chronologically organizes material from antiquity to the present. It presents excerpts from primary source texts, written documents, and visual images, and pays particular attention to providing materials that reflect a diverse set of experiences. Themes such as politics, gender, religion, and ethnicity in non-European parts of the world enable students to place European history in its larger global context.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137.7 x 287.5 x 14.5mm | 362.88g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130912603
  • 9780130912602

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Europeans in the World is a primary-source reader that focuses on the relations between European civilization and the rest of the world. It covers chronologically, in two volumes, the period from antiquity to the late twentieth century. Excerpts from written documents and visual images provide multiple perspectives on the ways in which Europeans interacted with people and civilizations from other parts of the world. The texts presented here examine politics, gender, religion, and ethnicity. The readings include not only such standard accounts as Travels of Marco Polo and J. A. Hobson's Imperialism, but also accounts by missionaries such as William of Rubruck (The Mongol Mission) and Matteo Ricci (Journals), unusual European travelers such as Mary Kingsley (Travels in West Africa), and by colonial subjects such as Mohandas K. Gandhi (Hind Swaraj).
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Table of contents

14. The Plantation Complex and the Slave Trade, 1650-1800.

1. William Dampier, A Voyage to New-Holland in the Year 1699. 2. Alexander Falconbridge, An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa. 3. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written by himself. 4 Letter to South Carolina Gazette concerning slave trade. 5. The Slave Coffle in Africa in the Eighteenth-Century.

15. The Noble and Good Savages of the Enlightenment, 1690-1780.

1. Aphra Behn, Oroonoko. 2. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe. 3. A Village of the Savages of Canada from Baron de Lahontan, New Voyages to North-America. 4. Denis Diderot, Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage. 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality. 6. The Revolutionary Moment: Decree of the National Convention, 16 Pluviose Year II. Constitution of the French Colony of Saint-Domingue.

16. Pacific Exploration, 1768-1850.

1. A Journal of A Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavor, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771. 2. John Ledyard, A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage. 3. Johann Zoffany, The Death of Captain Cook. 4. James Boswell, Life of Johnson. 5. Charles Darwin, Beagle Diary. 6. Herman Melville, Omoo.

17. African Exploration, 1820-1885.

1. Richard Lander, Records of Captain Clapperton's Last Expedition to Africa. 2. John Hanning Speke, Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. 3. Samuel White Baker, The Albert N'Yanza: Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources. 4. David Livingstone, The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa.

18. The Expansion of European Empires, 1783-1900.

1. The Second British Empire: Anglo-American Treaty of Peace, 1783. 2. Lord Shelburne, Debate in the Lords on the Preliminary Articles of Peace. 2. "War with the Ashantee,"Annual Register 1824. 3. Treaty concluded between Albert Dolisie and the Chiefs of Alima, 17 October 1884. 4. J.A. Hobson, Imperialism: A Study. 5. V.I. Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.

19. Race and Science, 1850-1904.

1. Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau, The Inequality of Human Races. 2. Matthew Arnold, On the Study of Celtic Literature. 3. John Beddoe, The Races of Britain. 4. Havelock Ellis, A Study of British Genius.

20. Orientalism and Orientalist Art: Learning about the East, 1784-1887.

1. Sir William Jones, Preface to Grammar of the Persian Language. 2. Rammohun Roy, Letter on Education. 3. Francois-Rene, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Travels from Paris to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem to Paris. 4. Edward William Lane, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, written in Egypt during the years 1833, 1834, and 1835. 5. Eugene Delacroix, Women of Algiers in their Quarters. 6. Jean-Leon Gerome, The Carpet Merchant.

21. Travel, 1799-1900.

1. Alexander von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland, Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America during the years 1799-1804. 2. Evariste-Regis Huc, A Journey through the Chinese Empire. 3. Richard Francis Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah. 4. Mary Kingsley, Travels in West Africa. 5. Isabella Bird, The Yangtze Valley and Beyond.

22. Fictional Representations of Non-Europeans, 1862-1924.

1. Gustave Flaubert, Salammbo. 2. Pierre Loti, Aziyade. 3. W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado. 4. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. 5. E.M. Forster, A Passage to India. 6. Clive Leading the Storming Party at Devikota from G.A. Henty, With Clive in India.

23. Anthropology and Ethnography, 1871-1922.

1. E.B. Tylor, Primitive Culture. 2. Intichiuma Ceremony of Water Totem from Baldwin Spencer and F.J. Gillen, The Native Tribes of Central Australia. 3. Franz Boas, The Mind of Primitive Man. 4. Emile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. 5. Bronsilaw Malinowski, Argonauts of the Western Pacific. 6. Bronislaw Malinowski, A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term, 1914-15.

24. Independence Movements, 1945-1965.

1. Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hind Swaraj. 2. Ho Chi Minh, Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. 3. Harold MacMillan, The Winds of Change. 4. Houari Boumediene, Proclamation of the Council of the Revolution.

25. The Globalization of the World Economy, 1900-1999.

1. Romesh Dutt, The Economic History of India in the Victorian Age. 2. C.L.R. James, Abyssinia and the Imperialists. 3. Kwame Nkrumah, Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism. 4. Mihajlo Mesarovic and Eduard Pestel, Mankind at the Turning Point, The Second Report to the Club of Rome. 5. Senator Donald Riegle, Speech in Senate debate on ratification of North American Free Trade Agreement.

26. Post-Colonialism, 1970-Present.

1. Debate on Immigration Control House of Commerce, Dec. 5, 1958. 2. Enoch Powell, Speech to the Annual General Meeting of the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre, Birmingham, 20 April 1968. 3. Margaret Thatcher, The Path to Power. 4. Mehdi Charef, Tea in the Harem.
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