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In: Fruits of Migration
Early Modern Global Travelers beyond Integration
Early Modern travelers often did not form part of classic ´diaspora´ communities: they frequently never really settled, perhaps remaining abroad for some time in one place, then traveling further: not ´blown by the wind´, but by changing and complex conditions that often turn out to make them unwelcome anywhere. The dispersed develop strategies of survival by keeping their distance to old and new temporary ´homes´, and by manipulating, shaping, using information and foreign representations of their former country and situation.

The volume assembles case studies from the Mediterranean context, the Americas and Japan, asking for what kind of ´power(s)´ and agency dispersed people had counterintuitively, through the connections they maintained with their former home, and through those they established abroad.

Contributors include: Eduardo Angione, Iordan Avramov, Marloes Cornelissen, David Do Paço, José Luis Egío, Maria-Tsampika, Lampitsi, Paula Manstetten, Simon Mills, David Nelson, Adolfo Polo y a Borda, Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Stefano Saracino, Cesare Santus, and Cornel Zwierlein.
In: The Dark Side of Knowledge
In: The Dark Side of Knowledge
In: The Dark Side of Knowledge
In: The Dark Side of Knowledge
In: The Dark Side of Knowledge
Histories of Ignorance, 1400 to 1800
How can one study the absence of knowledge, the voids, the conscious and unconscious unknowns through history? Investigations into late medieval and early modern practices of measuring, of risk calculation, of ignorance within financial administrations, of conceiving the docta ignorantia as well as the silence of the illiterate are combined with contributions regarding knowledge gaps within identification procedures and political decision-making, with the emergence of consciously delimited blanks on geographical maps, with ignorance as a factor embedded in iconographic programs, in translation processes and the semantic potentials of reading. Based on thorough archival analysis, these selected contributions from conferences at Harvard and Paris are tightly framed by new theoretical elaborations that have implications beyond these cases and epochal focus.

Contributors: Giovanni Ceccarelli, Taylor Cowdery, Lucile Haguet, John T. Hamilton, Lucian Hölscher, Moritz Isenmann, Adam J. Kosto, Marie-Laure Legay, Andrew McKenzie-McHarg, Fabrice Micallef, William T. O´Reilly, Eleonora Rohland, Mathias Schmoeckel, Daniel L. Smail, Govind P. Sreenivasan, and Cornel Zwierlein.
In: Empirie in der Literaturwissenschaft
In: Handbuch der Mediterranistik