Mapping and Charting in Early Modern England and France

Power, Patronage, and Production

Author: Christine Petto

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739175378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This book is a comparative study of the production and role of maps, charts, and atlases in early modern England and France with a particular focus on Paris and London.

Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England

Essays in Cultural Geography

Author: Nicholas Howe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119336

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 8277


Eminent Anglo-Saxonist Nicholas Howe explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively in the world. His elegantly written study focuses on Anglo-Saxon representations of place as revealed in a wide variety of texts in Latin and Old English, as well as in diagrams of holy sites and a single map of the known world found in British Library, Cotton Tiberius B v. The scholar’s investigations are supplemented and aided by insights gleaned from his many trips to physical sites. The Anglo-Saxons possessed a remarkable body of geographical knowledge in written rather than cartographic form, Howe demonstrates. To understand fully their cultural geography, he considers Anglo-Saxon writings about the places they actually inhabited and those they imagined. He finds in Anglo-Saxon geographic images a persistent sense of being far from the center of the world, and he discusses how these migratory peoples narrowed that distance and developed ways to define themselves.

Mapping Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s worlds through maps

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844865150

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 5757


William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564–1616) spanned the reigns of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I and the first of the Stuart kings, James I and the changing times and political mores of the time were reflected through his plays. This beautiful new book looks at the England in which Shakespeare worked through maps and illustrations that reveal the way that he and his contemporaries saw their land and their place in the world. It also explores the locations of his plays and looks at the possible inspirations for these and why Shakespeare would have chosen to set his stories there.

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

Author: Andrew Gordon,Bernhard Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803779

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 5878


In this timely collection, an international team of Renaissance scholars analyzes the material practice behind the concept of mapping, a particular cognitive mode of gaining control over the world. 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 in Early Modern Britian argues for a thorough reevaluation of the impact of cartography on the shaping of social and political identities in early modern Britain.

The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales 1595-1918

A Cartographic Analysis and Electronic Catalogue

Author: Roger J. P. Kain,John Chapman,Richard R. Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 2737


This book offers the first comprehensive study of the enclosure mapping of England and Wales. The authors assess the processes of land enclosure, the role of maps, the mapping of each county and the cartographic characteristics of all the maps across both space and time. The book is accompanied by an electronic catalogue of all the extant parliamentary and non-parliamentary enclosure maps of England and Wales and serves as an essential research tool for economic, social and local historians as well as for geographers, lawyers and planners.

England and its Rulers

1066 - 1307

Author: Michael T. Clanchy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118736222

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4910


This is an updated and expanded edition of a classic introduction to medieval England from the reign of William the Conqueror to Edward I. Includes a new chapter on family and gender roles, revisions throughout to enhance the narrative flow, and further reading sections containing the most up-to-date sources Offers engaging and clear discussion of the key political, economic, social, and cultural issues of the period, by an esteemed scholar and writer Illustrates themes with lively, pertinent examples and important primary sources Assesses the reigns of key Norman, Angevin, and Plantagenet monarchs, as well as the British dimension of English history, the creation of wealth, the rise of the aristocracy, and more

Fourteenth Century England

Author: Chris Given-Wilson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830467

Category: History

Page: 234

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The annual volume of new work on all aspects of the fourteenth century, including England's overseas interests, from English and American scholars.

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.

Ministry Issues for the Church of England

Mapping the Trends

Author: Gordon Kuhrt

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715181225

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8143


This survey of unprecedented scope is designed to help the reader map their way through the thinking that has shaped present-day Anglican ministry. It contains a history of strategic developments and key reports and decisions, identifying the vital issues faced by the Church of England and offering informed suggestions for reform.