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Walter N. Hakala

combination of push and pull factors. For Iranian poets of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, “Iran was connected to a cherished but dead past, while Mughal India represented the dynamic present, the home of wonders and riches” (61). One fascinating result of the perceived dynamism of the

Walter N. Hakala

combination of push and pull factors. For Iranian poets of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, “Iran was connected to a cherished but dead past, while Mughal India represented the dynamic present, the home of wonders and riches” (61). One fascinating result of the perceived dynamism of the

Peter A. Goddard

work, destined for many reference collections, brings strong treatments, in ten regional and thematic chapters, of Christian cultures and Churches. The volume announces that it does not present “traditional Church History” but rather looks for “World Christianity” (1) reflecting an early modern

R J W Mills

central to the intellectual life of the European thinkers and readers. The second part, entitled “The Present and the Past,” deals with the attempts to distill new knowledge of the east into coherent social, cultural and political theoretical models. Pushing back against the lazy attribution of theories

Valeria Del Barco

diverse cultural environment of New Spain. The journey on the Manila Galleon—“one of the longest and most dangerous sea voyages in the world” (69)—occupies the third chapter, and I think it constitutes one of the key moments in this truly transoceanic study by presenting us a riveting account of the

R J W Mills

central to the intellectual life of the European thinkers and readers. The second part, entitled “The Present and the Past,” deals with the attempts to distill new knowledge of the east into coherent social, cultural and political theoretical models. Pushing back against the lazy attribution of theories

diverse cultural environment of New Spain. The journey on the Manila Galleon—“one of the longest and most dangerous sea voyages in the world” (69)—occupies the third chapter, and I think it constitutes one of the key moments in this truly transoceanic study by presenting us a riveting account of the

Ana Carolina Hosne

Jesuit received invitations to present his art to the literati world of the late Ming period. At that time, Ricci was in the city of Nanchang, one of the centers of intellectual life and mandarin power. These mandarins or scholar-officials were those who had previously successfully passed the civil

Patricia Fortini Brown

contribution was Del Sito de Listria , printed in Venice in 1540. Following Flavio Biondo’s model of historical revisionism (already employed by Marin Sanudo in his Itinerario nella Terraferma of 1483), Coppo grafted an Istrian and Venetian present onto a Roman imperial past. As Maglaque aptly puts it: “In

John Robert Krenzke

few years a candidate who presented himself for employment would have to bring proof of knowledge of arithmetic and geometry, in addition to being instructed by an experienced gauger with knowledge of “vulgar” mathematics (the rules of thumb for gauging), in the midst of the crisis of 1695-1696 no