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Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes (1250-1625). (Past and Present Publications: Cambridge University Press, 2000).



Exploring cultural history. Essays in honour of Peter Burke, edited by Melissa Calaresu, Filippo de Vivo and Joan-Pau Rubiés (Ashgate, 2010).

Medieval Ethnographies. European Perceptions of the World Beyond, edited by Joan-Pau Rubiés, 'The Expansion of Latin Europe' vol. 9 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009)



‘La Unión Europea y el proceso del Brexit’, ¿Una Unión Europea en crisis? Reflexiones para un debate urgente, eds. Fernando Guirao & Josep Pich Mitjana (Los Libros de la Catarata: Madrid, 2019), pp. 168-200.

‘Histoire sacrée et ethnographie comparative chez Lafitau’, in La plume et le calumet. Joseph-François Lafitau et les sauvages ameriquains, eds. Sara Petrella and Melanie Lozat (Grands Voyages, éd. Garnier: Paris, 2019), pp. 63-81.

‘The Jesuits and the Enlightenment’. The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits, edited by Ines G. Zupanov (OUP, online publication October 2018:

'Comparing Cultures in the Early Modern World. Hierarchies, Genealogies and the Idea of European Modernity', in: Regimes of Comparatism: Frameworks of Comparison in History, Religion and Anthropology, edited by R.Gagné, S.Goldhill and G.E:R.Lloyd (Brill: Leiden and Boston, 2018), pp. 116-172.

'1622 y la crisis de Ormuz ¿Decadencia o reorientación?', in José Antonio Martínez Torres (coord.) Conexiones imperiales en ultramar: España y Portugal, 1575-1668, Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez. Nouvelle Série, 48-2 (2018):121-151.

‘Juan González de Mendoza y el descubrimiento Europeo de China’, prologue to Diego Sola, El cronista de China. Juan González de Mendoza, entre la misión, el imperio y la historia (Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2018), pp. 15-27.

'Ethnography and Cultural Translation in the Early Modern Missions', Studies in Church History 53 (2017): 272-310.

'Were Early Modern Europeans Racist?', in Ideas of Race in the Histoy of the Humanities, eds. Amos Morris-Reich and Dirk Rupnow, Palgrave MacMillan (2017), pp. 33-87.   

‘The Discovery of New Worlds and Sixteenth-Century Philosophy’, The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth-Century Philosophy (New York and Oxford, 2017), pp. 54-82.

'Political Rationality and Cultural Distance in the European Embassies to Shah Abbas'. Journal of Early Modern History 20 (2016): 351-389.

With Manel Ollé, 'The comparative history of a genre: The production and circulation of books on travel and ethnographies in early modern Europe and China', Modern Asian Studies 50, 1 (2016): 259-309.

With Toby Osborne, 'Introduction: Diplomacy and Cultural Translation in the Early Modern World'. Journal of Early Modern History 20 (2016): 313-330.

‘Nuovo mondo e nuovi mondi: ritorno a la questione de l'impatto culturale’, Milano, L’ambrosiana e la Conoscenza dei Nuovi Mondi (secoli xvii-xviii), Michela Catto e Gianvittorio Signorotto eds. Studia Borromaica XXVIII (2015): 9-41.

'Review-Article: Tamil Voices in the Lutheran Mission of South India (1705-1714)', Journal of Early Modern History, 19, 1, 71-81.

'Mythologies of Dutch Brazil', in The legacy of Dutch Brazil, edited by Michiel van Groesen (New York: CUP, 2014), 284-317.

'Nature and Customs in Late Medieval Enthnography: Marco Polo and John Mandeville',  La nature comme source de la morale au Moyen Age, ed. by Maaike van der Lugt, "Micrologus Library" 58 (Florence: Galluzzo, 2014), pp. 189-232.

'Race, climate and civilization in the works of François Bernier,' L'Inde des Lumières: Discours, histoire, savoirs (XVIIe-XIXe siècle) eds. Marie Fourcade and Ines Zupanov (Paris: Purusartha, 2013), pp. 13-38.

'Real and imaginary dialogues in the Jesuit mission of sixteenth-century Japan,' Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 55 (2012), 447-494.

'¿Diálogo religioso, mediación cultural, o cálculo maquiavélico? Una nueva mirada al método jesuita en Oriente, 1580-1640', inJesuitas e imperios, Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Javier Burrieza and Doris Moreno eds. (Madrid: Sílex, 2012), pp. 33-61.

'From the history of travayle to the history of travel collections: the rise of an early modern genre', in Richard Hakluyt and Travel writing in Early Modern Europe, edited by Daniel Carey and Claire Jowitt (Ashgate-Hakluyt Society Extra Series, 2012), pp. 25-41.

'From antiquarianism to philosophical history: India, China and the World History of Religion in European Thought (1600-1770)', in Antiquarianism and Intellectual Life in Europe and China, 1500-1800, Peter N. Miller and François Louis eds. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012), pp.313-367.

'A dysfunctional Empire? The European context of Don García de Silva y Figueroa's embassy to Shah Abbas', in Estudos sobre Don García de Silva y Figueroa e os "Comentarios" da embaixada à Persia (1614-1624), edited by Rui Loureiro and Vasco Resende (Lisbon: Centro de História de Além-Mar, 2011), pp. 85-133.

'Ethnography, philosophy and the rise of natural man 1500-1750', in Encountering Otherness. Diversities and Transcultural Experiences in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Guido Abbattista (University of Trieste Press, 2011), pp. 97-127.

'The concept of a gentile civilization in missionary discourse and its European reception: Mexico, Peru and China in theRepúblicas del Mundo by Jerónimo Román'. Missions d'évangélisation et circulation des savoirs XVIe-XVIIIe siècles. Charlotte de Castelnau, Marie-Lucie Copete, Aliocha Maldavski and Ines Županov eds. (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2011), pp. 311-50.

'Late medieval ambassadors and the practice of cross-cultural encounters', in The 'Book' of Travels: Genre, Ethnology, Pilgrimage 1250-1700, ed. By Palmira Brummett. 'Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions: History, Culture, Religion, Ideas' (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 37-112.

'Texts, images, and the perception of 'savages' in Early Modern Europe: what we can learn from White and Harriot', inEuropean Vision: American Voices. Kim Sloan ed. (London: British Museum Research Publications, 2009), pp. 120-130.

'Theology, ethnography and the historicization of idolatry'. The Journal of the History of Ideas 67, 4 (2006): 571-96.

'Travel writing and humanistic culture: a blunted impact?' The Journal of Early Modern History: Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts 10, 1-2 (2006): 131-68.

'Oriental Despotism and European Orientalism: Botero to Montesquieu'. The Journal of Early Modern History: Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts 9, 1-2 (2005): 109-180.