Representations of Global Civility
English Travellers in the Ottoman Empire and the South Pacific, 1636–1863
Perhaps unexpectedly, English travel writing during the long eighteenth century reveals a discourse of global civility. By bringing together representations of the then already familiar Ottoman Empire and the largely unknown South Pacific, Sascha Klement adopts a uniquely global perspective and demonstrates how cross-cultural encounters were framed by Enlightenment philosophy, global interconnections, and even-handed exchanges across cultural divides. In so doing, this book shows that both travel and travel-writing from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries were much more complex and multi-layered than reductive Eurocentric histories often suggest.
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentsSeiten 5 - 6
AcknowledgementsSeiten 7 - 8
1. Prologue: From Local to Global, From Courtesy to CivilitySeiten 11 - 20
2. The Inception of Global CivilitySeiten 21 - 58
Enlightened Cosmopolitanism and the Practice of Global Civility
3. Global Civility and ShipwreckSeiten 61 - 96
4. Global Civility on the Desert Route to IndiaSeiten 97 - 134
Discursive Changes within Global Civility
5. Two Views of Botany Bay:Seiten 137 - 170
6. The Attraction of RepulsionSeiten 171 - 216
Transitions and Conclusions
7. From Representational Ambivalence to ColonialismSeiten 219 - 256
8. Epilogue: From Global Civility to Comparative Imperialisms?Seiten 257 - 258
Works CitedSeiten 259 - 270
29 April 2021, 270 pages
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