European Intruders and Changes in Behaviour and Customs in Africa, America, and Asia Before 1800

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Murdo J. MacLeod, Evelyn Sakakida Rawski
Ashgate, 1998 - Social Science - 438 pages
International contributors in reprinted papers from 1955-1996 overview the European impact in America and Africa (ten chapters), and the European impact on Asia prior to 1800 (nine chapters). Reflecting the series' revisionist rejoinder to a narrow, exploitative Eurocentric focus, this volume seeks to compensate by bringing to the fore the cross-cultural collaborative dimension of the European activities. Diverse topics include: the horse in 15th century Senegambia, the diffusion of farming in the American Southwest and Great Basin, from betel-chewing to tobacco-smoking in Indonesia (hardly an improvement), the introduction of American food plants into China, and female roles in pre-colonial SE Asia. Includes two entries in untranslated French, and a spartan sprinkling of maps and illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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