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Bestial oblivion : war, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England, Benjamin Bertram

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Bestial oblivion : war, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England
Title
Bestial oblivion
Title remainder
war, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England
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Benjamin Bertram
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War, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England
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Language
eng
Summary
"Although war is a heterogeneous assemblage of the human and nonhuman, it nevertheless builds the illusion of human autonomy and singularity. Focusing on war and ecology, a neglected topic in early modern ecocriticism, Bestial Oblivion: War, Humanism, and Ecology in Early Modern England shows how early modern warfare unsettled ideas of the human yet ultimately contributed to, and was then perpetuated by, anthropocentrism. Examining the connections among environmental history, war, and humanism, Bertram places particular emphasis on the Anglo-Spanish War, the Wars of Religion, the colonization of Ireland, Jacobean "peace," and the fifteenth-century rebellions that shaped national identity in Tudor England. The monograph juxtaposes a wide range of texts--essays, drama, military treatises, chronicle histories, paintings, engravings, war reports, travel narratives--and authors--Erasmus, Machiavelli, Digges, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Coryate, Bacon--to show how an intricate web of perpetual war emerged in the Elizabethan period that altered the perception of the physical environment as well as ideas of the human."--Provided by publisher
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1967-
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Bertram, Benjamin
Dewey number
820.9/3581
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.W37
LC item number
B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culture
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  • English literature
  • War in literature
  • Humanism in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • War and society
  • Ecology in literature
  • English literature
  • Humanism in literature
  • War and society
  • War in literature
  • Great Britain
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Bestial oblivion : war, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England, Benjamin Bertram
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Erasmus and the dung beetle; or, human exceptionalism and its discontents -- Machiavelli, Virtù, and the ecology of war -- Iron men : Thomas Digges, A Larum for London, and the Elizabethan cyborg -- War and resilience : Tamburlaine the Great and the Anglo-Spanish War -- Bestial oblivion in Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Thomas Coryate, the lousy humanist -- Humanity under siege : Francis Bacon's human empire and the Capitalocene
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1035244891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781138708853
Lccn
2018003425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318586
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035244891
Label
Bestial oblivion : war, humanism, and ecology in Early Modern England, Benjamin Bertram
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Erasmus and the dung beetle; or, human exceptionalism and its discontents -- Machiavelli, Virtù, and the ecology of war -- Iron men : Thomas Digges, A Larum for London, and the Elizabethan cyborg -- War and resilience : Tamburlaine the Great and the Anglo-Spanish War -- Bestial oblivion in Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Thomas Coryate, the lousy humanist -- Humanity under siege : Francis Bacon's human empire and the Capitalocene
Control code
1035244891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781138708853
Lccn
2018003425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318586
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035244891

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