Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain

Gordon, Andrew and Klein, Bernhard, eds. (2001) Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 290 pp. ISBN 0521803772. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Mapping has become a key term in current critical discourse, describing a particular cognitive mode of gaining control over the world, of synthesising cultural and geographical information, and of successfully navigating both physical and mental space. In this collection, an international team of renaissance scholars analyses the material practice behind this semiotic concept. By examining map-driven changes in gender identities, body conception, military practices, political structures, national imaginings, and imperial aspirations, the essays in this volume expose the multi-layered investments of historical ‘paper landscapes’ in the politics of space. Ranging widely across visual and textual artifacts implicated in the culture of mapping, from the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlowe and Jonson, to representations of body, city, nation and empire, Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space argues for a thorough reevaluation of the impact of cartography on the shaping of social and political identities in early modern Britain.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Bernhard Klein
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008 17:33
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3832 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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