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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 : University of Chicago Press, 2012. ©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. Created with the aid of a library of more than five hundred books he was allowed to keep in his quarters, this incredible work of English vernacular would become a best-seller with nearly twenty editions, abridgments, and continuations issued in the  Read more...
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Popper, Nicholas, 1977-
Walter Ralegh's History of the world and the historical culture of the late Renaissance.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012001096
(OCoLC)772715735
Named Person: Walter Raleigh, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Popper
ISBN: 0226675009 9780226675008 9781283637909 1283637901 9780226675022 0226675025
OCLC Number: 816811968
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 350 pages)
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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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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