Colonies, Cults and Evolution by David Amigoni
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Colonies, Cults and Evolution
By David Amigoni

Colonies, Cults and Evolution

Literature, Science and Culture in Nineteenth-century Writing

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Colonies, Cults and Evolution by David Amigoni

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The concept of culture, now such an important term within both the arts and the sciences, is a legacy of the nineteenth century. By closely analyzing writings by evolutionary scientists such as Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace, and Herbert Spencer, alongside those of literary figures including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Arnold, Butler, and Gosse, David Amigoni shows how the modern concept of 'culture' developed out of the interdisciplinary interactions between literature, philosophy, anthropology, colonialism, and, in particular, Darwin's theories of evolution. He goes on to explore the relationship between literature and evolutionary science by arguing that culture was seen less as a singular idea or concept, and more as a field of debate and conflict. This fascinating book includes much material on the history of evolutionary thought and its cultural impact, and will be of interest to scholars of intellectual and scientific history as well as of literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521884587
ISBN-10: 0521884586
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Amigoni

David Amigoni is Professor of Victorian Literature at Keele University.

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