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The WorldmakersGlobal Imagining in Early Modern Europe$
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Ayesha Ramachandran

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226288796

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

From Cosmography to Cosmopolitanism

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(p.221) Epilogue
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The Worldmakers
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Ayesha Ramachandran

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0007

The epilogue begins with an explication of the famous Fool’s Cap Map and outlines the major thematic arcs of the book’s meditation on worldmaking: the circular dialectic from the self to world and back again; the strategic discursive shift from cosmography to cosmopolitanism over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the emergence of a global international politics and moral philosophy; and the essential role of the speculative, creative imagination alongside the new science in the renovation of “world” as a modern concept. It returns to the form of the atlas as a means for re-organizing and comprehending the world, connecting historical-critical projects such as Aby Warburg’s Atlas Mnemosyne (and its recent reconstructions) to the promise of the mapping challenge undertaken by Google Earth.

Keywords:   Fool’s Cap Map, cosmography, cosmopolitanism, atlas, Google Earth, self, world

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