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dc.contributor.authorGiovannetti-Singh, Gianamar
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-06T23:30:29Z
dc.date.available2022-05-06T23:30:29Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-5037
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336799
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the use of astronomical chronology in Jesuit and secular works of history between the mid-seventeenth and mid- eighteenth centuries. It suggests that the highly-visible adoption astronomical records in historical scholarship in Enlightenment Europe by Nicolas Fréret and Voltaire was entangled with debates about Chinese chronology, translated by Jesuit missionaries. The article argues that the missionary Martino Martini’s experience of the Manchu conquest of China was crucial in shaping his conception of history as a discipline. Political events that unfolded in seventeenth-century China had a marked effect on discussions about emergent world history in eighteenth-century Europe.
dc.publisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press)
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dc.titleAstronomical Chronology, the Jesuit China Mission, and Enlightenment History
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science
dc.date.updated2022-05-05T15:12:36Z
prism.publicationNameJournal of the History of Ideas: an international quarterly devoted to intellectual history
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84218
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-05-05
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dc.contributor.orcidGiovannetti-Singh, Gianamar [0000-0003-3752-6359]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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