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The Witness And The Other World

Author : Mary B. Campbell
ISBN : 080149933X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Surveying exotic travel writing in Europe from late antiquity to the age of discover, The Witness and the Other World illustrates the fundamental human desire to change places, if only in the imagination.Mary B. Campbell looks at works by pilgrims, crusaders, merchants, discoverers, even armchair fantasists such as Mandeville, as well as the writings of Marco Polo, Columbus, and Walter Raleigh. According to Campbell, these travel accounts are exotic because they bear witness to alienated experiences; European travelers, while claiming to relate fact, were often passing on monstrous projections. She contends that their writing not only documented but also made possible the conquest of the peoples whom she travelers described, and she shows how travel literature contributed to the genesis of the modern novel and the modern life sciences.

The Cambridge Introduction To Travel Writing

Author : Tim Youngs
ISBN : 9780521874472
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Surveying various works of travel literature, this text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises.

Implicit Understandings

Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
ISBN : 0521458803
Genre : History
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This volume brings together the work of twenty scholars who have tried to examine the nature of the encounter between Europeans and the other peoples of the world from roughly 1450 to 1800, the Early Modern era. This volume is world-wide in scope but is unified by the central underlying theme that implicit understandings influence every culture's ideas about itself and others. These understandings, however, are changed by experience in a constantly shifting process in which both sides participate, and that makes such encounters complex historical events and moments of discovery.

Writing Travel

Author : John Zilcosky
ISBN : 9780802098061
Genre : Literary Collections
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Examining a broad range of texts and travellers from across the world, the contributors discuss canonical authors such as Homer, Goethe, and Baudelaire, alongside lesser known writers such as Theodor Herzl, Hans Erich Nossack, and William Gibson. This theoretically rich volume draws connections between travel and narrative, and provides powerful insights into the relationship between travel and the spoken act of storytelling, as well as the more ambivalent act of story writing.

Christian Encounters With The Other

Author : John C. Hawley
ISBN : 9780814735695
Genre : Religion
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Why does Christianity feel the need to impose its customs and beliefs on the rest of the world? Using a cultural studies approach, CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE OTHER covers the Renaissance through to the present. It spans much of the globe, discussing a range of authors and their works and the social forces that help shape missionary movements.

Travel Writing And The Natural World 1768 1840

Author : P. Smethurst
ISBN : 9781137030368
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking as a starting point the parallel occurrence of Cook's Pacific voyages, the development of natural history, scenic tourism in Britain, and romantic travel in Europe, this book argues that the effect of these practices was the production of nature as an abstract space and that the genre of travel writing had a central role in reproducing it.

Sir Walter Ralegh S Discoverie Of Guiana

Author : Sir Walter Raleigh
ISBN : 0904180875
Genre : History
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Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents the annotated texts of an unpublished copy of Ralegh's draft of The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtifvl Empyre of Gviana and the subsequent printed versions. It demonstrates how the manuscript was altered for publication, to focus its appeal to investors in gold mines for which Ralegh had very little evidence.

The Challenge Of American History

Author : Louis P. Masur
ISBN : 0801862221
Genre : History
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

Travel Writing

Author : Casey Blanton
ISBN : 0415938937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Following the genre's development from classical times to the present, "Travel Writing: The Self and the World" shows how it has evolved and changed, yet is always centered on encounters between the self and the other and the mediation between the familiar and the foreign. Emphasis is placed on Anglo-American travel writing since the 18th century. Identifying significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, Casey Blanton presents an engaging historical overview of travel writing and provides close readings of exemplary texts by six major figures: James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

Mapping Medieval Geographies

Author : Keith D. Lilley
ISBN : 9781107783003
Genre : History
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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.

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