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Walter Ralegh's History of the world and the historical culture of the late Renaissance

Author: Nicholas Popper
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh spent the next seven years producing his massive "History of the World". The author uses Ralegh's  Read more...

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Named Person: Walter Raleigh, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Popper
ISBN: 9780226675008 0226675009
OCLC Number: 772715735
Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Context: Ralegh and historical culture --
Sources: from scripture to the stars in early modern chronology --
Reading: antiquarian methods and geographic learning --
Narration: providence and human movement --
Presentation: political practice and the past --
Reception: the afterlife of the history of the world.
Responsibility: Nicholas Popper.

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"In this learned, lively, and original book, Nicholas Popper offers a detailed and penetrating analysis of Walter Ralegh's historical ideas and practices. At the same time, he recreates the larger Read more...

 
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