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The Great Middle Continent and a changing early modern geography: intercultural contact with Europe and India in the shaping of Burmese cartographies

Charney, Michael W. (2011) The Great Middle Continent and a changing early modern geography: intercultural contact with Europe and India in the shaping of Burmese cartographies. In: ASEASUK Conference, September 9-11, 2011, Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper examines intercultural exchanges between Europeans and Indians and Burmese in the exploration of new notions of geography, cartographical technologies, and the influence of both in shaping Burmese worldviews in the early modern period. The paper locates the origin of some of the most dramatic changes in indigenous cartographical approaches and understandings of the outside world on the political periphery and not at the centre, thus contributing to a growing body of literature that shifts attention to the margins of society in seeking to understand early modern intercultural exchange.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Michael Charney
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 09:22
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12200

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