Globalized Antiquity: Uses and Perceptions of the Past in South Asia, Mesoamerica, and Europe

Schüren, Ute; Segesser, Daniel Marc; Späth, Thomas (eds.) (2015). Globalized Antiquity: Uses and Perceptions of the Past in South Asia, Mesoamerica, and Europe. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer

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Inspired by post-colonial critics of the dominant Western canons in the fields of historiography, philology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology, this book explores the meanings and uses of “antiquity” in three cultural areas and compares the genealogies of the representations of their remote past. It discusses the entanglement of European conceptions of antiquity and its Mesoamerican and South-Asian appropriations and transformations. By diachronically exploring the functions of “antiquity”, the book provides cultural anthropology and post-colonial studies with historical foundations and implements the postulate of the local gaze at global phenomena for world history and globalization research.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Ancient History and Reception History of the Ancient World
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Institute of History, Iberian and Latin American History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Schüren, Ute; Segesser, Daniel and Späth, Thomas

Subjects:

900 History
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 980 History of South America

ISBN:

9783496016007

Publisher:

Dietrich Reimer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Späth

Date Deposited:

29 Apr 2014 15:35

Last Modified:

14 Mar 2017 08:35

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50958

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