This work aims to engage with the complexities surrounding evaluations of ethnic and national identity - a focus of recent interest by scholars from a range of disciplines including political science, anthropology and economics - through a case study of Chinese migration to and settlement in Mauritius. The book investigates the complex mechanisms and processes involved in the transplantation of groups of people within the colonial context, and in particular seeks to create a tableau within which the construction of a mythology of migration is set against the realities of negotiation and communication with the wider society.
Abacus and Mah Jong
Robert H. Jackson, Alliant International University, Mexico City
Concerns over native resistance to evangelization on and beyond the Chichimeca frontier (the frontier between sedentary and nomadic natives) prompted the Augustinian missionaries to use graphic visual images of hell to convince natives to embrace the new faith. The Augustinians believed that ...
Edited by Carole Shammas, University of Southern California
Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment represents the first attempt to delve into the period’s enhanced architectural investment—its successes, its failures, and the conflicts it provoked globally.
Teddy Sim Y.H.
Drawing on unpublished materials from the Overseas Historical Archive, and other libraries in Portugal, this book considers Portuguese leadership and organization at home, where it pertained to the governance of the eastern colonies; as well as the formal and ‘soft’ instruments of state applied ...
Georg Lehner, University of Vienna
This book shows the ways in which English, French, and German eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century encyclopaedias dealt with things Chinese, offering an analysis of the broad variety of sources and an overview of the main strands of discourse on China.
Stefan Halikowski Smith
This book examines the sizeable Portuguese community in Ayutthaya, the chief river-state in Siam, during a period in which Portuguese power in the region declined. The analysis turns on the creolization and diaspora that affected this community, as well as problems with international trade, the ...
Edited by Victor Enthoven, Steve Murdoch and Eila Williamson. With the assistance of Ben Teensma.
Captain John Anderson served in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as ‘Pilot-Major’ between 1640 and 1643. This was his fourth voyage to the Indies and the only one he chose to record. His log gives great insight into the subject of European travel in Asia in the Early Modern Period.
Edited by Peter Limb, Norman Etherington and Peter Midgley
This volume contributes rich, new material to provide insights into indigenous responses to the colonial empires of Great Britain and Germany (Namibia) and explore the complex intellectual, cultural, literary, and political borders and identities that emerged across these spaces.
Using James Tod’s Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, this book demonstrates the power of the British imperial state in constructing historical memories in late nineteenth and early twentieth century India, and how imperial histories reflected Indian social processes as well as European ...
Translated and edited by Glenn J. Ames
Based on historiographical changes over the last century, this new edited edition of the Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama to India (1497-1499) provides the first English translation of this important expedition in more than a century.
Drawing on a vast range of sources Arabian Seas 1700 - 1763 is as much a sweeping overview as a detailed examination of the maritime world of the western Indian Ocean in the eighteenth century. It deals with the various states, economies and societies there and with the impact of the early ...
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