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Studies in Comparative World History

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Studies in Comparative World History by Hugh Cagle
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From popular fiction to modern biomedicine, the tropics are defined by two essential features: prodigious nature and debilitating illness. That was not always so. In this engaging and imaginative study, Hugh Cagle shows how such a vision was created. Along the way, he challenges conventional accounts of the Scientific Revolution. The history of 'the tropics' is the story of science in Europe's first global empire. Beginning in the late fifteenth century, Portugal established colonies from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia and South America, enabling the earliest comparisons of nature and disease across the tropical world. Assembling the Tropics shows how the proliferation of colonial approaches to medicine and natural history led to the assemblage of 'the tropics' as a single, coherent, and internally consistent global region. This is a story about how places acquire medical meaning, about how nature and disease become objects of scientific inquiry, and about what is at stake when that happens.

Author Biography

Hugh Cagle is Assistant Professor of the History of Science at the University of Utah, where he is also Director of the International Studies program.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2018
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises; 3 Maps; 22 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
382
Dimensions
156x235x26
ISBN-13
9781107196636
Product ID
27875785

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