jeudi 15 octobre 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret
« Histoire des deux Indes, was arguably the first major example of a world history, exploring the ramifications of European colonialism from a global perspective. Frequently reprinted and translated into many languages, its readers included statesmen, historians, philosophers and writers throughout Europe and North America. Underpinning the encyclopedic scope of the work was an extensive transnational network of correspondents and informants assiduously cultivated by Raynal to obtain the latest expert knowledge. How these networks shaped Raynal’s writing and what they reveal about eighteenth-century intellectual sociability, trade and global interaction is the driving theme of this current volume.
From text-based analyses of the anthropology that structures Raynal’s history of human society to articles that examine new archival material relating to his use of written and oral sources, contributors to this book explore among other topics :
Collaborator list : Antonella Alimento, University of Pisa ; Gilles Bancarel, Société d’Étude Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, Béziers ; Philippe Barthelet ; Muriel Collart, Société wallonne d’étude du 18e siècle (SWEDHS) ; Cecil Courtney, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge ; Christian Donath, American University in Cairo ; Daniel Droixhe, University of Liège ; Georges Dulac, CNRS, Montpellier ; Gianluigi Goggi, University of Pisa ; Daniel Gordon, University of Massachusetts ; Susanne Greilich, University of Regensburg ; Ursula Gonthier, University of Birmingham ; Peter Jimack, University of Stirling ; Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Universität des Saarlandes ; Jenny Mander, Newnham College, University of Cambridge ; Kenta Ohji, Kyoto University ; Ida Pugliese, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) ; Stéphane Pujol, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense ; Reinier Salverda, University College, London and Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden ; Fredrik Thomasson, Uppsala University ; Sylvana Tomaselli, St John’s College Cambridge ; Jennifer Tsien, University of Virginia.
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