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Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia

Jurgen Osterhammel Robert Savage

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Princeton University Pres
15 November 2019
History; General & world history; European history; Asian history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Social & cultural history
How Enlightenment Europe rediscovered its identity by measuring itself against the great civilizations of Asia During the long eighteenth century, Europe's travelers, scholars, and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement, irony, and openness. In this panoramic book, Jurgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment'
By:   Jurgen Osterhammel
Translated by:   Robert Savage
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691196473
ISBN 10:   0691196478
Pages:   696
Publication Date:   15 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jurgen Osterhammel is Distinguished Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). He is a recipient of the 2017 Toynbee Prize and the 2018 Balzan Prize for Global History. His books include The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century (Princeton).

Reviews for Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia

Erudite, original, and lively. Osterhammel defends the Enlightenment from the charge of Eurocentrism and portrays in sparkling detail its humane legacy of self-criticism and communication with other cultures. -Harry Liebersohn, author of The Travelers' World: Europe to the Pacific Sensible and intelligent. -Joan-Pau Rubies, Times Higher Education [A] remarkably wide-ranging, original and thoroughly scholarly study. -Robert Irwin, Literary Review Brilliant. . . . It takes a book like this to move the debate beyond talking points and open your eyes to a wider context. -Michael Savage, Quillette


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