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The Resource Dire straits : the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy

Dire straits : the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy

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Dire straits : the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton
Title
Dire straits
Title remainder
the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Jane Bellamy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"England became a centrally important maritime power in the early modern period, and its writers - acutely aware of their inhabiting an island - often depicted the coastline as a major topic of their works. However, early modern English versifiers had to reconcile this reality with the classical tradition, in which the British Isles were seen as culturally remote compared to the centrally important Mediterranean of antiquity. This was a struggle for writers not only because they used the classical tradition to legitimate their authority, but also because this image dominated cognitive maps of the oceanic world. As the first study of coastlines and early modern English literature, Dire Straits investigates the tensions of the classical tradition's isolation of the British Isles from the domain of poetry. By illustrating how early modern English writers created their works in the context of a longstanding cultural inheritance from antiquity, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy offers a new approach to the history of early modern cartography and its influences on literature."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellamy, Elizabeth J.
Dewey number
821/.30932146
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR545.C673
LC item number
B44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Coasts in literature
  • Cartography in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • England
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Littoral dans la littérature
  • Cartographie dans la littérature
  • Paysages dans la littérature
  • Angleterre dans la littérature
Label
Dire straits : the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The imperatives of humanism: early modern English shorelines under quarantine -- Lurid shorelines: mapping Spenser's Queen Elizabeth in Ariosto's Hebrides -- Ever-receding shorelines: antiquarian poetry and prose and the limits of Shakespeare's coastal dramatic verse -- Exiled shorelines: early Milton and the rejection of the Mare Ovidianum -- Coda: exiting the shadow of Ultima Brittania in Paradise lost
Control code
816764361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781442645011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
2 illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)816764361
Label
Dire straits : the perils of writing the early modern English coastline from Leland to Milton, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The imperatives of humanism: early modern English shorelines under quarantine -- Lurid shorelines: mapping Spenser's Queen Elizabeth in Ariosto's Hebrides -- Ever-receding shorelines: antiquarian poetry and prose and the limits of Shakespeare's coastal dramatic verse -- Exiled shorelines: early Milton and the rejection of the Mare Ovidianum -- Coda: exiting the shadow of Ultima Brittania in Paradise lost
Control code
816764361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781442645011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
2 illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)816764361

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