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Empire of the Senses : Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America (Hardcover)

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Highlighting the interdependence and interconnectedness of the senses in perceiving the world, historians explore the sensory experiences and practices of European colonists in early America. They cover cultural encounters, colonial subjectivity, structures of knowledge, and colonial projects. Among their topics are touching on communication: visual and textual representations of touch as friendship in early colonial encounters. the pain of the senses escaping: 18th-century European and the sensory challenges of the Caribbean, color visions: perceiving nature in the Portuguese Atlantic world, Merian and the pineapple: visual representation of the senses, and exploring underwater worlds: diving in the British Empire of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 334
Genre: History
Series Title: Early American History: The American Colonies, 1500-1830
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2017
TCIN: 53255172
UPC: 9789004340633
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-0960
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