Spirits and Ships

Titre : Spirits and Ships
Auteur : Andrea Acri
Éditeur : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
ISBN-13 : 9789814762755
Libération : 2017-03-10

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This volume seeks to foreground a “borderless” history and geography of South, Southeast, and East Asian littoral zones that would be maritime-focused, and thereby explore the ancient connections and dynamics of interaction that favoured the encounters among the cultures found throughout the region stretching from the Indian Ocean littorals to the Western Pacific, from the early historical period to the present. Transcending the artificial boundaries of macro-regions and nation-states, and trying to bridge the arbitrary divide between (inherently cosmopolitan) “high” cultures (e.g. Sanskritic, Sinitic, or Islamicate) and “local” or “indigenous” cultures, this multidisciplinary volume explores the metaphor of Monsoon Asia as a vast geo-environmental area inhabited by speakers of numerous language phyla, which for millennia has formed an integrated system of littorals where crops, goods, ideas, cosmologies, and ritual practices circulated on the sea-routes governed by the seasonal monsoon winds. The collective body of work presented in the volume describes Monsoon Asia as an ideal theatre for circulatory dynamics of cultural transfer, interaction, acceptance, selection, and avoidance, and argues that, despite the rich ethnic, linguistic and sociocultural diversity, a shared pattern of values, norms, and cultural models is discernible throughout the region.

Reconfiguring the Silk Road

Titre : Reconfiguring the Silk Road
Auteur : Victor H. Mair
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9781934536698
Libération : 2014-09-08

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From the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages, a network of trade and migration routes brought people from across Eurasia into contact. Their commerce included political, social, and artistic ideas, as well as material goods such as metals and textiles. Reconfiguring the Silk Road offers new research on the earliest trade and cultural interactions along these routes, mapping the spread and influence of Silk Road economies and social structures over time. This volume features contributions by renowned scholars uncovering new discoveries related to populations that lived in the Tarim Basin, the advanced state of textile manufacturing in the region, and the diffusion of domesticated grains across Inner Asia. Other chapters include an analysis of the dispersal of languages across the Eurasian Steppe and a detailed examination of the domestication of the horse in the region. Contextualized with a foreword by Colin Renfrew and introduction by Victor Mair, Reconfiguring the Silk Road provides a new assessment of the intercultural evolution along the steppes and beyond. Contributors: David W. Anthony, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Dorcas R. Brown, Peter Brown, Michael D. Frachetti, Jane Hickman, Philip L. Kohl, Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory, Joseph G. Manning, Colin Renfrew.

Cultures citadines dans l Oc an Indien XVIIIe XXIe si cles pluralisme changes inventivit

Titre : Cultures citadines dans l Oc an Indien XVIIIe XXIe si cles pluralisme changes inventivit
Auteur : RAJAONAH V. Faranirina (dir.)
Éditeur : KARTHALA Editions
ISBN-13 : 9782811150303
Libération : 2011-04-22

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Dictionnaire de l ethnologie malgache

Titre : Dictionnaire de l ethnologie malgache
Auteur : Jean-Paul Alain
Éditeur : Editions Publibook
ISBN-13 : 9782342041750
Libération : 2015-09-10

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S'il ne prétend jamais à l'exhaustivité, le "Dictionnaire de l'ethnologie malgache" réalisé par J.-P. Alain met à jour l'histoire profonde, vivante, de ce domaine, ainsi que sa fertilité. Des précurseurs aux chercheurs et chercheuses contemporains, des concepts importants aux coutumes et rites propres à l'espace malgache, des ethnies aux langues, cet ouvrage étayé par de nombreuses références et précisions bibliographiques, s'impose comme la parfaite porte d'accès à une discipline passionnante. Pratique, synthétique, voici un outil "affûté" à destination de celles et ceux qui sondent une île et ses habitants forts d'une culture plurielle.

Les couleurs dans les arts d Afrique De la Pr histoire nos jours

Titre : Les couleurs dans les arts d Afrique De la Pr histoire nos jours
Auteur : Manuel Gutierrez
Éditeur : Archives contemporaines
ISBN-13 : 9782813002396
Libération : 2016-10-01

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Quelle importance les sociétés anciennes et actuelles attribuent-elles à la couleur? Dans les productions artistiques du continent africain, le blanc, le jaune, le rouge, le bleu et le noir sont parmi les couleurs qui reviennent le plus souvent. Pourtant, chacune d’entre elles recèle une histoire dont certains épisodes peuvent encore se lire à travers les matières et les substances qui ont servi à les faire naître. Les différents articles qui composent cet ouvrage se présentent comme des expériences méthodologiques ouvertes à de nombreux champs disciplinaires. Se côtoient ainsi des exemples aussi divers que des peintures rupestres, des statuettes et des masques traditionnels, des perles en pâte de verre, des feux de signalisation urbaine, des tissus teints à l’indigo. Le résultat: une invitation à regarder la couleur autrement, avec sa richesse culturelle.

Interrelaciones e identidades culturales en el Cercano Oriente Antiguo

Titre : Interrelaciones e identidades culturales en el Cercano Oriente Antiguo
Auteur : Juan Manuel Tebes
Éditeur : Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas-CONICET
ISBN-13 : 9789874636010
Libération : 2016-12-26

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More than 40 years after its birth, world-systems approximations and center-periphery approaches still provide an adequate framework for the analysis of political, economic and cultural interrelations of all kinds, both in the modern and the ancient world. Although the world-system theory was initially postulated to explain the emergence of capitalism in the modern world, later revisions clustered under the label of "systems-world analysis" incorporated the study of pre-modern societies, and especially of cultural interrelations and identities from them emerging. In this book, an interdisciplinary research group examines various case studies of ancient Near Eastern societies from Egypt and the Levant to Anatolia and Crete, from the 4th to the 1st millennia BCE, focusing on interregional relations at various scales and on how they affected the daily life of the peoples in them involved. The book contributes, on the one hand, to creatively respond to significant historical questions about the interrelationships and cultural identities that emerged at key moments in the history of the ancient Near East (When did they originate? What elements were transferred? How did they influence the contemporary communities? What are the particularities of such identities?), and on the other hand, to the much broader debate about the role played by the exchange in the development of social complexity in pre-modern societies.Articles by R. Flammini, J.M. Tebes, Philippe Beaujard, Amir Gorzalczany, Graciela Gestoso Singer, Romina Della Casa, and Jorge Cano Moreno.

Before European Hegemony

Titre : Before European Hegemony
Auteur : Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780198022541
Libération : 1991-02-21

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In this important study, Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the modern world economy had its roots not in the sixteenth century, as is widely supposed, but in the thirteenth century economy--a system far different from the European world system which emerged from it. Using the city as the working unit of analysis, Before European Hegemony provides a new paradigm for understanding the evolution of world systems by tracing the rise of a system that, at its peak in the opening decades of the 14th century, involved a vast region stretching between northwest Europe and China. Writing in a clear and lively style, Abu-Lughod explores the reasons for the eventual decay of this system and the rise of European hegemony.

Trading Conflicts

Titre : Trading Conflicts
Auteur : Georg Christ
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004221994
Libération : 2012-01-20

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Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria.

Lords of the Land Lords of the Sea

Titre : Lords of the Land Lords of the Sea
Auteur : Hans Hägerdal
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004253506
Libération : 2012-01-01

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European traders and soldiers established a foothold on Timor in the course of the seventeenth century, motivated by the quest for the commercially vital sandalwood and the intense competition between the Dutch and the Portuguese. Lords of the Land, Lords of the Sea focuses on two centuries of contacts between the indigenous polities on Timor and the early colonials, and covers the period 1600-1800.

Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean

Titre : Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean
Auteur : K. N. Chaudhuri
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521285429
Libération : 1985-03-07

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Before the age of Industrial Revolution, the great Asian civilisations constituted areas not only of high culture but also of advanced economic development.