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Felicia Gottmann

“contact zones,” in the classic definition by Mary Louise Pratt. 15 The third historiography necessary to make sense of the multifaceted encounter between Cabo Verdeans and the Prussian personnel is thus the wide-ranging and well established scholarship on hybridity, transculturation, and contact zones. 16

Müller-Wille, Staffan

Hybrids, such as two species combined in a single being, have fueled the imagination since antiquity, and the combinations imagined were often fantastical. Aristotle, for instance, in his Historia animalium (8,28; “Animal History”), mentions crosses of dogs and tigers and associates these with the

Culture and Circulation

Literature in Motion in Early Modern India


Edited by Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch

Culture and Circulation reflects an innovative approach to early modern Indian literature. The authors foreground the complex hybridity of literary genres and social milieus, capturing elements that have eluded traditional literary history. In this book, jointly edited by Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch, Hindi authors rub shoulders with their Persian counterparts in the courts of Mughal India; the fame of Mirabai, a poetess from Rajasthan, travels to Punjab; the sayings of Kabir are found to be as difficult to pin down as the holy men who transmitted them. Drawing on new archives in several Indian languages, Culture and Circulation presents fresh ideas that will be of interest to scholars of Indian literature, religious studies, and early modern history.
Contributors include Stefano Pellò,Thibaut d'Hubert,Corinne Lefèvre, John Stratton Hawley, Gurinder Singh Mann, Thomas de Bruijn, Catharina Kiehnle, Allison Busch, Francesca Orsini, Heidi Pauwels, Robert van de Walle.

The Poetics and Aesthetics of Otherness

Orientalism and Identity at Abramtsevo

Maria Taroutina

became enmeshed and intertwined with ostensibly Neo-national, folkloric material, resulting in a series of hybrid, syncretic works that were prone to self-Orientalization and which complicate the romantic notion of a “pure” Russian identity that we have come to associate with the colony. Indeed, as Lynn

Maria del Mar Rosa-Rodriguez

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI : 10.1163/138078510X12535199002758 Medieval Encounters 16 (2010) 143-180 Medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture Encounters in Confluence and Dialogue Simulation and Dissimulation: Religious Hybridity in a Morisco Fatwa Maria del Mar

Margaret Gaida

instrument, and created a product which exemplifies this newly possible hybridity. The instruments range in complexity and thus involve different levels of engagement from the reader. The use of each instrument also presupposes some familiarity with the text, which, in addition to supplying explanations of

Barbara Ganson

1643, Montoya returned to Lima, where he died in 1652. Upon his death, Montoya’s request to have his bones returned to Mission Loreto in Paraguay is a distinctive example of cultural hybridity or transculturation, the complex processes by which peoples selected and invented new cultural traditions from

Knowledge, Hybridity, and the King of the Crane-Heads

Herzog Ernst B, Herzog Ernst G, and the Forchheim Crane-Head

Markus Stock

, sciapods, etc.). In addition to these, the crane-heads play a major role in most versions of the narrative. 1 The hybrid monstrosity of the crane-heads is their most prominent feature. These biform 2 creatures have the necks and heads of cranes, with dangerous beaks their most conspicuous

María Teresa Narváez Córdova

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Medieval Encounters 12,3 Also available online – WRITING WITHOUT BORDERS: TEXTUAL HYBRIDITY IN THE WORKS OF THE MANCEBO DE ARÉVALO MARÍA TERESA NARVÁEZ CÓRDOVA University of Puerto Rico Translated by Anthony Puglisi and María Judith Feliciano

Srđan Atanasovski

, and the act of its production is performed through a stochastic process of juxtaposition that always remains open. Designating Serbian pilgrimage to Kosovo as a hybrid experience, I have tried not only to study the obvious twofold nature of this event as both a religious experience and a