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Writing, geometry and space in seventeenth-century England and America : circles in the sand

Author: Jess Edwards
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For many cultural historians the early modern map has come to mark the threshold of modernity, cutting through the layered customs of Medieval parochialism with its clean, expansive geometries. Re-thinking the role played by mathematics and cartography in the English seventeenth century, this book argues that the cultural currency of mathematics was as unstable in the period as that of England's controversial
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Genre/Form: Early maps
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Edwards
ISBN: 041532341X 9780415323413
OCLC Number: 57452856
Description: x, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Writing, geometry and space --
Discipline and polish : the age of improvement and its limits --
Humanist geometries : circles in the sand --
Discipline reconsidered : a perspective to look beyond tradition --
Ambivalent geographies --
Points mean prizes : self-fashioning and the mathematical career --
The doubtful traveller : mapping and the middle man.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 5.
Responsibility: Jess Edwards.
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