Orientalism in Louis XIVs France

Hardcover | September 6, 2009

byNicholas Dew

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Winner of the Wallace K. Ferguson PrizeBefore the Enlightenment, and before the imperialism of the later eighteenth century, how did European readers find out about the varied cultures of Asia? Orientalism in Louis XIV's France presents a history of Oriental studies in seventeenth-century France, mapping the place within theintellectual culture of the period that was given to studies of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Chinese texts, as well as writings on Mughal India. The Orientalist writers studied here produced books that would become sources used throughout the eighteenth century. Nicholas Dew places these scholarsin their own context as members of the "republic of letters" in the age of the scientific revolution and the early Enlightenment.

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Winner of the Wallace K. Ferguson PrizeBefore the Enlightenment, and before the imperialism of the later eighteenth century, how did European readers find out about the varied cultures of Asia? Orientalism in Louis XIV's France presents a history of Oriental studies in seventeenth-century France, mapping the place within theintellect...

Nicholas Dew is Assistant Professor of History at McGill University, in Montreal. He is the co-editor, with James Delbourgo, of Science and Empire in the Atlantic World (Routledge, 2008).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:September 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Baroque Orientalism1. Barthelemy d'Herbelot and the place of Oriental learning2. 'Toutes les curiosites du monde': the geographic projects of Melchisedech Thevenot3. The double eclipse: Francois Bernier's geography of knowledge4. The making of d'Herbelot's Bibliotheque orientale5. Printing Confucius in ParisEpilogue