Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert

Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert By Jürgen Osterhammel ✩ – Heartforum.co.uk How Enlightenment Europe rediscovered its identity by measuring itself against the great civilizations of AsiaDuring the long eighteenth century Europe's travelers scholars and intellectuals looked to How Enlightenment Europe rediscovered its Asiens: Europa PDF ↠ identity by measuring itself against the great civilizations of AsiaDuring the long eighteenth century Europe's travelers scholars and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement irony and openness In this panoramic and colorful book Jrgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment's nuanced encounter with Die Entzauberung PDF/EPUB or the great civilizations of the East from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and JapanHere is the acclaimed book that challenges the notion that Europe's formative engagement with the non European world was invariably marred by an imperial gaze and presumptions of Western superiority Osterhammel shows how major figures such as Leibniz Voltaire Entzauberung Asiens: Europa PDF/EPUB ¿ Gibbon and Hegel took a keen interest in Asian culture and history and introduces lesser known scientific travelers colonial administrators Jesuit missionaries and adventurers who returned home from Asia bearing manuscripts in many exotic languages huge collections of ethnographic data and stories that sometimes defied belief Osterhammel brings the sights and sounds of this Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die eBook ½ tumultuous age vividly to life from the salons of Paris and the lecture halls of Edinburgh to the deserts of Arabia the steppes of Siberia and the Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die eBook ½ sumptuous courts of Asian princes He demonstrates how Europe discovered its own identity anew by measuring itself against its senior continent and how it was only toward the end of this period that cruder forms of Eurocentrism and condescension toward Asia prevailedA momentous work by one of Europe's most eminent historians Unfabling the East takes readers on a thrilling voyage to the farthest shores bringing back vital insights for our own multicultural age.

Jürgen Osterhammel is professor emeritus Asiens: Europa PDF ↠ of modern and contemporary history at the University of Konstanz.

Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche
  • Audiobook
  • Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert
  • Jürgen Osterhammel
  • 01 May 2015
  • 9780691193045

10 thoughts on “Die Entzauberung Asiens: Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert

  1. Razi says:

    Yes it started off like an academic tome and it did take a bit getting used to but once the vast array of personalities discussed were made familiar it became an easy read or listen in my case The Longer Eighteenth Century lasted from around 1680 to the 1820s when a steady stream of European travellers made their way to the fabled East to marvel at the great cities and the pomp of oriental courts According to Osterhammel these travellers were genuinely curious about the Eastern cultures They noted their observations and left behind a large body of travel literature The situation changed around the turn of the 18th century It started off with ranking of civilisations which gradually turned into the itch and desire to 'improve' the Orient to exploit to rule to school and ultimately to civilise the civilisations that had existed for millennia without any such external efforts before This was the white man's burden that turned into imperialism and evolved into something even sinister later on We are still living under the influence of the choices made in those decades

  2. Matthew Linton says:

    An exhaustively researched history documenting the Western perceptions of Asia during the Enlightenment Osterhammel does a brilliant job documenting the ways that Orientalism and Western attitudes of superiority were gradually constructed While the argument and evidence are impressive the book is hampered by its narrative construction There are no discernible character arcs There are no national stories As such it is often difficult to follow and remember which scholars or adventurers did what and when This book will likely serve as a scholarly foundation for a narrative history designed for a wider readership

  3. Ben says:

    Ambiguities dissolved in the acid bath of professionalized rationality The unfabling of the east led to a narrowing of intellectual horizons Pedants set about ranking nations in regular league tables Humor and irony gave way to sarcasm and condescending caricature The assumption of European superiority poisoned intercultural good taste High time to rekindle a spark of High Enlightenment irony recalling a time when it was still possible to praise the kindheartedness of cannibals and to see Asiatic nations as one's euals or even in some respects one's betters

  4. Lorenzo Coopman says:

    First of all it isn't a bad book but it is hard to follow and when I finished it I wasn't sure what I've learned It is very accurate and I believe every word of it if I could remember anything of it but it isn't anchored and that just isn't my thing If the period spans different centuries you just drown at the sea of facts and nuances

  5. Bob Duke says:

    It raises the uestion how much does the West understand Asia today Also I am curious as to how Asians regarded the West It would be good to read the Asian Korean and Chinese records of these encounters

  6. Anneli says:

    Eine gute Übersicht wie Europäer zur Europazentrismus gelangten und wie Überflächlichkeit immer trotz gründliche Analyse zu gewinnen scheint Interessant Gründlich Bringt überraschende Zusammenhänge hervor

  7. Christel says:

    Profunder Überblick zum Asienbild Europas dazu gut lesbar Kritisch ironisch emphatisch

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