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Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness

  • Editors
  • Michal Jan Rozbicki
  • George O. Ndege

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michal Jan Rozbicki, George O. Ndege
      Pages 1-12
  3. Recovering Hidden Identities: Moriscos and Conversos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. William Childers
      Pages 51-64
  4. Missionaries as Cultural Brokers

  5. Africa: Agency, Contestation, Acculturation

  6. Cultural Adaptations

  7. The Promises and Challenges of Cross-Cultural History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-233

About this book


This book illuminates our understanding of what happens when different cultures meet. Twelve cultural historians explore the mechanism and inner dynamic of such encounters, and demonstrate that while they often occur on the wave of global forces and influences, they only acquire meaning locally, where culture inherently resides.


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About the authors

MICHAL JAN ROZBICKI Associate Professor of History at Saint Louis University, USA, and Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies. He has authored five books, including Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution (2011), and The Complete Colonial Gentleman: Cultural Legitimacy in Plantation America (1998).
GEORGE O. NDEGE Associate Professor of History at Saint Louis University. His publications include Health, State, and Society in Kenya (2001), and Culture and Customs of Mozambique (2007).

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