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Back to nature : the green and the real in the late Renaissance

Author: Robert N Watson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranging widely across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature illuminates the response of seventeenth-century culture, especially English literature, to the way urbanization, capitalism, Protestantism, colonialism, Skepticism, empiricism, and new technologies conspired to alienate people from both the earth and reality itself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watson, Robert N.
Back to nature.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005042431
(OCoLC)61261329
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Watson
ISBN: 9780812204254 0812204255
OCLC Number: 756311948
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 436 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ecology, epistemology, and empiricism --
Theology, semiotics, and literature --
As you liken it : simile in the forest --
Shades of green : Marvell's garden and the mowers --
Metaphysical and cavalier styles of consciousness --
The retreat of God, the passions of nature, and the objects of Dutch painting --
Nature in two dimensions : perspective and presence in Ryckaert, Vermeer, and others --
Metal and flesh in The merchant of Venice : shining substitutes and approximate values --
Thomas Traherne : the world as present.
Responsibility: Robert N. Watson.
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Ranging widely across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature illuminates the response of seventeenth-century culture, especially English literature, to the way urbanization, capitalism, Protestantism, colonialism, Skepticism, empiricism, and new technologies conspired to alienate people from both the earth and reality itself.

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