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Maps and Memory in Early Modern England : A Sense of Place - Rhonda Lemke Sanford

Maps and Memory in Early Modern England

A Sense of Place

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Dealing with the relationship between the places of England and depictions of those places in maps and literature, "Maps and Memory In Early Modern England" examines the way contemporary maps are useful to understanding literary works of the time. Spenser's "Faerie Queene," Shakespeare's "Cymbeline," Jonson's "To Penshurst," city comedy, and other genres of literature of the city are examined alongside maps and contemporary documents about these areas. In this literature, maps and mapping conventions are used in the service of memory and memorialization of the places of England and of England's place in the early modern world.

'Overall I found Maps and Memory stimulating and rewarding reading, and will certainly be adding it to reading lists...It provides a wealth of fresh insight on canonical texts associated with geography, and broadens the range in their cartographic-cultural context, in particular extending the reach of work to date on gender and geography.' - Jess Edwards, Early Modern Literary Studies 'Sanford's overall achievement here lies in underlining the importance of the spatial paradigm to contemporary literature and culture, and in signalling the need for close investigation of its consequences.' - Society of Cartographers

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Series Editor's Forewordp. xii
Maps and Their Representations in Early Modern English Literaturep. 1
Marriage Pageants and Ceremonial Maps: The Marriage of the Thames and the Medway (Spenser's Faerie Queene Book 4, Canto 11)p. 27
Maps, Figures, and Figurative Maps: Feminine Geographyp. 53
Landscape, Labor, and Legitimacyp. 75
Cityscapes and City Scrapesp. 99
Epiloguep. 139
Notesp. 145
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780312294557
ISBN-10: 0312294557
Series: Early Modern Cultural Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th April 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 15.0  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1