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The Resource Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II : England's paradise, by Amy L. Tigner

Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II : England's paradise, by Amy L. Tigner

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Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II : England's paradise
Title
Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II
Title remainder
England's paradise
Statement of responsibility
by Amy L. Tigner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable ideal in court politics, economic prosperity, and national identity in early modern England. In the first part of the study, Amy L. Tigner traces the conceptual forms that the paradise imaginary takes in works by Gascoigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare, all of whom depict the garden as a space in which to imagine the national body of England and the gendered body of the monarch. In the concluding chapters, she discusses the function of gardens in the literary works by Jonson, an anonymous masque playwright, and Milton, the herbals of John Gerard and John Parkinson, and the tract writing of Ralph Austen, Lawrence Beal, and Walter Blithe. In these texts, the paradise imaginary is less about the body politic of the monarch and more about colonial pursuits and pressing environmental issues. As Tigner identifies, during this period literary representations of gardens become potent discursive models that both inspire constructions of their aesthetic principles and reflect innovations in horticulture and garden technology. Further, the development of the botanical garden ushers in a new world of science and exploration. With the importation of a new world of plants, the garden emerges as a locus of scientific study: hybridization, medical investigation, and the proliferation of new ornamentals and aliments. In this way, the garden functions as a means to understand and possess the rapidly expanding globe. -- Publisher's website
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DLC
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Tigner, Amy L
Dewey number
820.9/364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.G37
LC item number
T54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gardens, English, in literature
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Renaissance
  • English literature
  • Gardens, English, in literature
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Renaissance
Label
Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II : England's paradise, by Amy L. Tigner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The political garden : horticultural courtship -- The untended garden : Shakespeare and the anti-paradise -- The corporeal garden : masquerading in paradise -- The colonial garden : collecting paradise -- The revolutionary garden : Milton and early modern environmental thinking
Control code
761383817
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781409436751
Lccn
2011044079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761383817
Label
Literature and the Renaissance garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II : England's paradise, by Amy L. Tigner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The political garden : horticultural courtship -- The untended garden : Shakespeare and the anti-paradise -- The corporeal garden : masquerading in paradise -- The colonial garden : collecting paradise -- The revolutionary garden : Milton and early modern environmental thinking
Control code
761383817
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781409436751
Lccn
2011044079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761383817

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