History of Religion Becomes Ethnology: Some Evidence from Peiresc's Africa

  title={History of Religion Becomes Ethnology: Some Evidence from Peiresc's Africa},
  author={Peter N. Miller},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={675 - 696}
  • P. N. Miller
  • Published 16 October 2006
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
I.Bound up amidst Peiresc's copies of his letters to the Paduan antiquary Lorenzo Pignoria from the winter of 1615-16 is a text of four sides entitled, in large letters, "Delli Popoli della China" and continuing, in smaller ones, "written by P. Ioannes Pietro Maffei History of the Indies, Fr. Antonio di Saint Roman, in the History of the East Indies, Fr. Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza Augustino, in the books on China, and others."1 The reading notes that follow are interesting for one reason: though… 
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