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Travel narratives, the new science, and literary discourse, 1569-1750

Author: Judy A Hayden
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The focus of this volume is the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse, and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods. Contributors examine how, in an historical era which realized an emphasis on nation and during a time when exploration was laying the foundation for empire, science and the literary discourse of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy A Hayden
ISBN: 9781409420422 1409420426
OCLC Number: 759048562
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intersections and cross-fertilization / Judy A. Hayden. --
Part 1: Inquiry and Fact: Directing the Course of Knowledge: Inquiries, heads and directions: orienting early modern travel . Daniel Carey ; Forming knowledge: natural philosophy and English travel writing / Julia Schleck ; Geography and authority in the Royal Society's instructions for travelers / Jason H. Pearl. --
Part 2: New Science, New Worlds: Traditions of the monstrous in William Dampier's New Holland / Geraldine Barnes ; Writing 'science fiction' in the shadow of war: bodily transgressions in Cavendish's Blazing World / Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker ; 'As far as a woman's reasoning may go': Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, and the new science / Judy A. Hayden ; Roger Phequewell, colonial man of science: re-reading imperial fantasy in Merryland / Marcia Nichols. --
Part 3: Charting Knowledge, Mapping Encounters: Telescopic voyages: Galileo and the invention of lunar cartography / Howard Marchitello. Defoe the geographer: redefining the wonderful in A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain / Jesse Edwards. --
Part 4 The Curiosity of Travel: Spectating science in the early modern collection / Barbara M. Benedict. --
Selected works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Judy A. Hayden.

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Focuses on the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse, and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods.  Read more...
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