Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier

Author: Geraldine Barnes with Gabrielle Singleton
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443802328
Category: Travel
Page: 251
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The essays in this collection -- a selection of papers presented at the University of Sydney Centre for Medieval Studies workshop, ‘Travel and Cartography from Bede to the Enlightenment’ (August 22-23, 2001) – track a variety of travel narratives from the eighth century to the eighteenth. Their voyages, which extend from from the literal to the spiritual, the political, and the artistic, show how the concept of narrative mapping has changed over time, and how it encompasses cosmogony, geography, chorography, topography, and inventory. Each essay is concerned in some way with the application of the medieval geographical imagination, or with the enduring influence of that imagination upon post-medieval travel and discovery writing. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate university students and to a broad range of academics across the disciplines of literature and history. It will be of particular interest to medievalists and scholars of the early modern period and to readers of, the new (1997) scholarly journal, Studies in Travel Writing. The volume will also appeal to a more general, informed readership interested in the history of travel and the history of ideas, early contact with indigenous people, and encounters between East and West.

The King James Version at 400

Assessing Its Genius as Bible Translation and Its Literary Influence
Author: David G. Burke,John F. Kutsko,Philip H. Towner
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589837991
Category: Religion
Page: 580
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In this collection of essays, thirty scholars from diverse disciplines offer their unique perspectives on the genius of the King James Version, a translation whose 400th anniversary was recently celebrated throughout the English-speaking world. While avoiding nostalgia and hagiography, each author clearly appreciates the monumental, formative role the KJV has had on religious and civil life on both sides of the Atlantic (and beyond) as well as on the English language itself. In part 1 the essayists look at the KJV in its historical contexts—the politics and rapid language growth of the era, the emerging printing and travel industries, and the way women are depicted in the text (and later feminist responses to such depictions). Part 2 takes a closer look at the KJV as a translation and the powerful precedents it set for all translations to follow, with the essayists exploring the translators’ principles and processes (with close examinations of “Bancroft’s Rules” and the Prefaces), assessing later revisions of the text, and reviewing the translation’s influence on the English language, textual criticism, and the practice of translation in Jewish and Chinese contexts. Part 3 looks at the various ways the KJV has impacted the English language and literature, the practice of religion (including within the African American and Eastern Orthodox churches), and the broader culture. The contributors are Robert Alter, C. Clifton Black, David G. Burke, Richard A. Burridge, David J. A. Clines, Simon Crisp, David J. Davis, James D. G. Dunn, Lori Anne Ferrell, Leonard J. Greenspoon, Robin Griffith-Jones, Malcolm Guite, Andrew E. Hill, John F. Kutsko, Seth Lerer, Barbara K. Lewalski, Jacobus A. Naudé, David Norton, Jon Pahl, Kuo-Wei Peng, Deborah W. Rooke, Rodney Sadler Jr., Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Harold Scanlin, Naomi Seidman, Christopher Southgate, R. S. Sugirtharajah, Joan Taylor, Graham Tomlin, Philip H. Towner, David Trobisch, and N. T. Wright.

English Maps

A History
Author: Catherine Delano-Smith,Roger J. P. Kain
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 320
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In An Eagerly Anticipated Introductory History Of English Maps, Catherine Delano Smith and Roger Kain adopt the revisionist perspectives of the 'new' history of cartography, and review a broad range of maps from about AD 700 to beginning of the twentieth century. Their principal objective is to explore the ways in which maps have interacted with society in England's past, to analyse the roles that maps have played and the uses to which they have been put. The authors recognise many connections across the centuries, at the same time avoiding an insular view and noting the influence of on-going intellectual and cartographical developments in the rest of Europe. This is the first exploration of the political, religious, social, and economic aspects of the map in the history of a nation state. It will be of great interest to political and economic historians as well as to specialists in map history and collectors of maps.

A century of British medieval studies

Author: A. D. Deyermond
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: History
Page: 801
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This is an authoritative guide to the complete range of medieval scholarship undertaken in twentieth-century Britain: history, archaeology, language, culture. Some of the twenty-nine essays focus on changes in research methods or on the achievements of individual scholars, while others are the personal account of a lifetime's work in a discipline. Many outline the ways in which subjects may develop in the twenty-first century.

Mapping Medieval Geographies

Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600
Author: Keith D. Lilley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107783003
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.

Mittelalter in der größeren Welt

Essays zur Geschichtsschreibung und Beiträge zur Forschung
Author: Michael Borgolte
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110412195
Category: History
Page: 587
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Die politische Wende von 1989 und die Globalisierung lässt die Nationalgeschichte hinter europäischer und globaler Geschichte zurücktreten. In der Mediävistik hat sich den neuen Herausforderungen Michael Borgolte wie kein anderer deutscher Historiker gestellt und die transkulturelle Mittelalterforschung angeregt. Der Band mit einigen seiner Beiträge ist weniger eine Bilanz seines Schaffens als eine Grundlage für weitere Arbeiten.

Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe

Author: David Buisseret
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500909
Category: History
Page: 250
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In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest seeks to understand this development - not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. Taking as a starting point the question of why there were so few maps in Europe in 1400 and so many by 1650, the book explores the reasons for this and its implications for European history. It examines, inter al, how mapping and military technology advanced in tandem, how modern states' territories were mapped and borders drawn up, the role of maps in shaping the urban environment, and cartography's links to the new sciences.

The Elizabethan Invention of Anglo-Saxon England

Laurence Nowell, William Lambarde, and the Study of Old English
Author: Rebecca Brackmann
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 1843843188
Category: History
Page: 244
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The writings of two influential Elizabethan thinkers testify to the influence of Old English law and literature on Tudor society and self-image.


a life in maps
Author: Dr. Peter Whitfield
Publisher: British Library Board
Category: History
Page: 208
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A city long shrouded in literary and historical mists--not to mention real ones--London seduces tourists and natives alike. From Big Ben to the grimy Victorian streets of Dickens novels on up to the sleek high-rises that dot the skyline of the twenty-first-century metropolis, the urban landscape of London is steeped in history, while forever responsive to the changing dictates of progress, industry, and culture. InLondon: A Life in Maps, acclaimed historian Peter Whitfield reveals a wealth of surprising truths and forgotten facts hidden in the city's historic maps. Whitfield examines nearly 200 maps spanning the last 500 years, all of which vividly demonstrate the vast changes wrought on London's streets, open spaces, and buildings. In a rich array of colorful cartographic illustrations, the maps chronicle London's tumultuous history, from the devastation of the Great Fire to the indelible marks left by World Wars I and II to the emergence of the West End as a fashion mecca. Whitfield reads historic sketches and detailed plans as biographical keys to this complex, sprawling urban center, and his in-depth examination unearths fascinating insights into the city of black cabs and red double-deckers. With engaging prose and astute analysis he also expertly coaxes out the subtle complexitiesof social history, urban planning, and designwithin the rich documentation of London's immense and constantly changing cityscape. London: A Life in Mapslets readers wander through the past and present of London's celebrated streetsfrom Abbey Road to Savile Rowand along the way reveals the city's captivating history, vibrant culture, and potential future.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: N.A
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English cartography

Author: Catherine Delano-Smith,Roger J. P. Kain,Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya,Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788439342885
Category: Cartography
Page: 308
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

Volume Eight
Author: M. Joannou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292172
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

Volume Three
Author: M. Suzuki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230305504
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 339
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During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.

Mapping the Silk Road

Author: Kenneth Nebenzahl
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Category: Art
Page: 176
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An unprecedented volume documenting the mapping and discovery of Asia.

Opening a Window to the West

The Foreign Concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
Author: Peter Ennals
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442664223
Category: History
Page: 264
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After more than two centuries of self-seclusion, Japan finally opened itself to Western traders and influences in the 1850s. However, Westerners were restricted to a handful of Foreign Concessions set adjacent to selected Japanese cities, where they could fashion a working urban space suited to their own cultural patterns, and which provided the Japanese with a microscopic lens on Western ways of behaviour and commerce. Kōbe was one of these treaty ports, and its Foreign Concession, along with that at Yokohama, became the most vibrant and successful of these settlements. The first book-length study of Kōbe’s Foreign Concession, Opening a Window to the West situates Kōbe within the larger pattern of globalization occurring throughout East Asia in the nineteenth century. Detailing the form and evolution of the settlement, its social and economic composition, and its specific mercantile trading features, this vivid micro-study illuminates the making of Kōbe during these critical decades of growth and development.