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Transkulturowe znaczenie ksiąg ubioru na przykładzie hiszpańskiego Boxer Codex w nowożytnej Europie

Data publikacji: 04.2024

Zeszyt 24

Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej, 2023, s. 215 - 236

https://doi.org/10.4467/23538724GS.23.033.19028

Autorzy

Aleksandra Kajdańska

Abstrakt

The transcultural significance and the significance for costuming of a book on dress: The Boxer Codex in early-modern Europe

The Boxer Codex is a Spanish manuscript dated approximately to 1590. It was written in the Philippines in Manila, having been commissioned by the contemporary governor of Manila, Gomez Pérez Desmariñas. The document is called after the name of the last private owner of the codex, Charles R. Boxer, a historian and specialist on the history of colonialism in Asia. It contains illustrations showing figures in costumes representing peoples living in areas colonized by the Spaniards in Asia (The Philippines) and neighbouring lands, such as China, Japan, the Spice Islands (the Moluccas), Brunei, Java, Siam (Thailand), Northern and Central Vietnam, and others. Alongside the illustrations are texts describing the geography and customs of the minorities who live there; these, research shows, may be copies from the work of Martin de Rada, Miguel Rojo de Brito, and other anonymous authors.

This article examines the manuscript from the perspective of costume studies. Because of the very extensive material in the manuscript, the author has selected several illustrations connected with Chinese dress in order to show its richness and the first European view of Chinese culture on the threshold of modern times. The author juxtaposes these with the already well-known accounts of the Polish sinologist Michał Boym (1612-1659). Boym’s accounts of Chinese dress (and not just of that) form a supplement to the illustrations from The Boxer Codex. This manuscript is also one of the first documents relating to the so-called volumes of costumes, which were put together both in Europe and in the Far East, and which made it possible to learn about still undiscovered countries and their inhabitants.

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Informacje

Informacje: Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej, 2023, s. 215 - 236

Typ artykułu: Oryginalny artykuł naukowy

Tytuły:

Angielski:

The transcultural significance and the significance for costuming of a book on dress: The Boxer Codex in early-modern Europe

Autorzy

Polski Instytut Studiów nad Sztuką Świata, ul. Warecka 4/6 lok. 10, 00-040 Warszawa

Publikacja: 04.2024

Status artykułu: Otwarte __T_UNLOCK

Licencja: CC BY  ikona licencji

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Aleksandra Kajdańska ( Autor) - 100%

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