Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Die Aneignung Und Strukturierung Von Wissen In Der Polyhistorie. Ein Fallbeispiel: Bernhard Varenius

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter is in German and contains an English abstract which deals with the knowledge and the transfer of knowledge in polyhistory. Bernhard Varenius' Descriptio regni Japoniae provides a case study for the transfer of knowledge from overseas to Europe about the specific situation abroad, and it also provides an insight into what kinds of filters were in use in the process of this transmission. The information was mainly derived from texts, from scattered books or essays, and every now and then the state of knowledge was periodically updated and summarised. Varenius' book is based on different materials: on travel reports, which follow the natural chronology, and in particular on more or less systematic descriptions of countries. As regards the knowledge of Japan in Europe, it is a pioneer achievement, because until then there had been no description of Japan.

Keywords:Bernhard Varenius; Descriptio regni Japoniae; knowledge transfer; polyhistory



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation