Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Richard J. A. Talbert
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2009 - History - 376 pages
This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, who have analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviews of a wide range of pre-modern societies.
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3 Humans Demons Gods and Their Worlds The Sacred and Scientific Cosmologies of India
4 Structured Perceptions of Real and Imagined Landscapes in Early China
5 Nonary Cosmography in Ancient China
6 Knowledge of Other Cultures in Chinas Early Empires
7 The Mississippian Peoples Worldview
8 Aztec Geography and Spatial Imagination
12 On Earth as in Heaven The Apocalyptic Vision of World Geography from Urzeit to Endzeit according to the Book of Jubilees
13 I Know the Number of the Sand and the Measure of the Sea Geography and Difference in the Early Greek World
14 Continents Climates and Cultures Greek Theories of Global Structure
15 The Geographical Narrative of Strabo of Amasia
16 The Roman Worldview Beyond Recovery?
17 The Medieval Islamic Worldview Arabic Geography in Its Historical Context
18 The Book of Curiosities An EleventhCentury Egyptian View of the Lands of the Infidels
19 Geography and Ethnography in Medieval Europe Classical Traditions and Contemporary Concerns
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