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  • Hardcover: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (23 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674067053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674067059
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.9 x 2.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,280,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A splendid book of felicitous erudition and critical inquiry, which should make the readers think afresh..."Courtly Encounters" does not give a naive picture of cultural assimilation. Nor does it suggest that cultural encounters and transactions should only be located in courtly high culture. Instead, it provides certain historical contexts, in which cultures meet, collide, coalesce, growl at each other and negotiate with one another at the same time, and with easy conscience...History playfully provides many instances of cultural encounters and dialogues. That history defies a single, simple narrative indeed constitutes its richness. This book decants it in full measure.--B. Surendra Rao"The Hindu" (11/27/2012)"

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Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Narrow topic for a narrow circle of scholars 8 Dec 2014
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This book was disappointing because it is one of those books with a fascinating and very general title when it is actually about a very narrow topic. This book takes place at one time: 16 and 17th century. One action: the representation of diplomacy and warfare. One place: royal courts in Europe and Asia. This is yet another example of ethical displacement: the lavish support of minor scholarship that doesn't threaten the Western status quo by someone with a doctorate in economics — that is a degree that is not as history or literature
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