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Georgian Geographies - Charles W. J. Withers

Georgian Geographies

By: Charles W. J. Withers (Editor), Miles Ogborn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780719065101
Number Of Pages: 232

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Georgian Geographies provides an innovative interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in eighteenth-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the eighteenth century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and in Britain itself. The topics considered include landscape painting, London's art world, geography's book, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science, and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. It will be an essential contribution to eighteenth-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.
Georgian Geographies provides an innovative interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in eighteenth-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the eighteenth century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and in Britain itself. The topics considered include landscape painting, London's art world, geography's book, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science, and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. It will be an essential contribution to eighteenth-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.

"This book offers a methodologically and conceptually acute treatment of eighteenth century British and British-imperial culture in light of modern developments in geographical thought. It will be of particular value to historical geographers as well as those interested in cultural studies, such as art history and literature."--Jeremy Black, University of Exeter
"There is a good range of contributors and the chapters cover an interesting variety of topics, of varying geographical and cultural scope. Moreover, they are clearly written and well referenced."--Stephen Daniels, University of Nottingham

List of figuresp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Preface and acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: Georgian geographies? Miles Ogborn andp. 1
Georgian geographies 'from and for the margins': 'King George men' on the northwest coast of North Americap. 24
Creole negotiations: white anti-Methodism in Barbados, 1823-26p. 52
The art of tropical travel, 1768-1830p. 72
'A world of pictures': Pall Mall and the topography of display, 1780-99p. 92
A geography of Georgian narrative spacep. 114
Spaces of erotic delightp. 131
Joseph Banks, mapping and the geographies of natural knowledgep. 151
Arcadian instincts: a geography of truth in Georgian Englandp. 174
Geography books and the character of Georgian politicsp. 192
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780719065101
ISBN-10: 0719065100
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.5