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The Resource Sacred seeds : new world plants in early modern English literature, Edward McLean Test

Sacred seeds : new world plants in early modern English literature, Edward McLean Test

Label
Sacred seeds : new world plants in early modern English literature
Title
Sacred seeds
Title remainder
new world plants in early modern English literature
Statement of responsibility
Edward McLean Test
Title variation
New world plants in early modern English literature
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "More than five hundred years after the fact, present-day writers still use hyperbolic adjectives to describe the "discovery" of the Americas. Columbus's crossing of the Atlantic--and the age of exploration that ensued--dramatically and forever changed the early modern world. The societies, economies, cultures, arts, and burgeoning sciences of Europe were quickly transformed by the ongoing encounter with the New World. The meeting of the New and the Old Worlds, however, was more than a meeting of disparate civilizations. It was also a confluence of exciting and often surprising associations that continually created new interfaces between materials and knowledge. The Western and Eastern Hemispheres, brought together by sailing ships for the first time on a large scale, helped create the global landscape we take for granted today. Central to this formative moment in global history were New World plants. The agriculture of indigenous peoples mythically and materially shaped English society and, subsequently, its literature in new and startling ways. Sacred Seeds examines New World plants--tobacco, amaranth, guaiacum, and the prickly pear cactus--and their associated Native myths as they moved across the Atlantic and into English literature. Edward McLean Test reinstates the contributions of indigenous peoples to European society, charting an alternative cultural history that explores the associations and assemblages of transatlantic multiplicity rather than Eurocentric homogeny"--
  • "Sacred Seeds examines New World plants and their associated Native myths as they moved across the Atlantic and into English literature"--
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DLC
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Test, Edward McLean
Dewey number
820.9/364
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.G37
LC item number
T47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early modern cultural studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gardens in literature
  • Plants in literature
  • America
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Nature
  • Europe
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Civilization
  • English literature
  • Gardens in literature
  • Nature
  • Plants in literature
  • America
  • Europe
  • 18.05 English literature
  • Amerika
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Natur
  • Pflanzen
Label
Sacred seeds : new world plants in early modern English literature, Edward McLean Test
Instantiates
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
New seeds, strange countries: herbals -- People of the figs: travel writing -- King tobacco: a study in genre -- The holy wood of America: Guaiac and The Faerie Queene -- Love lies bleeding: Amaranth and The Faerie Queene
Control code
1031918394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781496207883
Lccn
2018023683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028762758
System control number
(OCoLC)1031918394
Label
Sacred seeds : new world plants in early modern English literature, Edward McLean Test
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
New seeds, strange countries: herbals -- People of the figs: travel writing -- King tobacco: a study in genre -- The holy wood of America: Guaiac and The Faerie Queene -- Love lies bleeding: Amaranth and The Faerie Queene
Control code
1031918394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781496207883
Lccn
2018023683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028762758
System control number
(OCoLC)1031918394

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