Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England by D. K. Smith
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Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England
By D. K. Smith

The Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England

Re-Writing the World in Marlowe, Spenser, Raleigh and Marvell

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Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England by D. K. Smith

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Working from a cultural studies perspective, author D. K. Smith here examines a broad range of medieval and Renaissance maps and literary texts to explore the effects of geography on Tudor-Stuart cultural perceptions. He argues that the literary representation of cartographically-related material from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century demonstrates a new strain, not just of geographical understanding, but of cartographic manipulation, which he terms, "the cartographic imagination." Rather than considering the effects of maps themselves on early modern epistemologies, Smith considers the effects of the activity of mapping-the new techniques, the new expectations of accuracy and precision which developed in the sixteenth century-on the ways people thought and wrote. Looking at works by Spenser, Marlowe, Raleigh, and Marvell among other authors, he analyzes how the growing ability to represent physical space accurately brought with it not just a wealth of new maps, but a new array of rhetorical techniques, metaphors, and associations which allowed the manipulation of texts and ideas in ways never before possible.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754656203
ISBN-10: 0754656209
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - D. K. Smith

D.K. Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Kansas State University, USA.

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