Eurocentrism, formerly Europocentrism, is a key concept in the world perception of the modern age and is a subject of intense discussion in recent historiography that is influenced by theories of postcolonialism. The issue is not merely a European variant of the ethnocentrism that is a constant in
understood from a contemporary perspective. How does the Journal of Early Modern History handle religion in the face of Eurocentrism and presentism? Some journals we receive in hard copy, but in the virtual academic world reading typically involves journals pouring their contents into a river called
construction of a Eurocentric history of science was coeval with attempts that were to coalesce into postcolonial theory which called into question and reassessed self-congratulatory European histories and historiographies. Eurocentrism in the history of science, and postcolonial attempts to unravel it, were
primacy or historical centrality, at least intellectually (their political history is very different). Given the pernicious Eurocentrism inscribed in the old notion of science and its imagined birth in northwestern Europe after 1550, we also propose a break from Europe altogether, or to effect a
Epistolary Novel - Geocentric Model
Edited by Graeme Dunphy
The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History addresses major historical questions:
- which ideas, inventions, and events changed people’s lives?
- in which ways did living conditions change?
- how do political, social, and economic developments interlock?
- which major cultural currents have begun to become apparent?
- how did historical interpretation of certain phenomena change?
The individual articles are connected to one another as in a web of red threads. The reader who follows the threads will keep coming upon new
and unexpected contexts and links.
Berkemer, Georg, König, Hans-Joachim, Mittag, Achim, Nolte, Hans-Heinrich, Reinwald, Brigitte, Rinke, Stefan and Sievert, Henning
The understanding of history and the resultant historiography depend for the most part on a European self-image that was concerned to impose a certain interpretation and order on the past in accordance with European norms and categories (Eurocentrism). Outside Europe, however, such concerns had no
König, Hans-Joachim, Lennert, Gernot and Reese, Armin
1.1. Trends in research There need no longer be any suspicion of Eurocentrism in study of the European colonial empires. Even the national histories of former colonial powers today treat the expansion beyond Europe, and the glorification of the project of civilization process, with critical
national clichés and, in its worst form, as serving as an ‘intellectually refurbished form of eurocentrism’. 37 Anthropologists, at the forefront of the cultural turn and abhorring evolutionism, broadly rejected the goal of systematic comparison held by their predecessors. 38 Exceptional among these
Samuel Clarke in the debate between the two men. 26 Gradually both these issues have begun to change. Philosophers are beginning to question the Eurocentrism of their discipline. The importance of the English deists and freethinkers is increasingly appreciated, and the influence of China on their work