Early Modern Globalized World: Gifts, Trifles, and Friendship

Автор: Gil-Osle, Juan Pablo - подписаться на статьи автора
Журнал: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 8, Number 1 / May 2018 - подписаться на статьи журнала

This article is about a specific moment of the development of globalization in the early modern period. The progress of the history of globalization is uneven depending on the time and place. This article focuses on the early modern period and analyzes nuances and varieties of exchange systems in representations of encounters in America and Asia described by a number of early modern authors, such as Colón, Caminha, Cortés, Pigafetta, De Léry, Francis Xavier, Cabeza de Vaca, and Ixtlilxochitl. Therefore, for the purpose of this chapter, examples from Mexico, Sonora, Texas, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, the Philippines, and the Caribbean, among others, cohabitate. The need for an intellectual framework in Hispanism that accepts this type of analysis as legitimate is unquestionable, since the Humanities in academia are increasingly engaged in global transactions.

Keywords: globalization, Hispanism, Cabeza de Vaca, religious invasion.