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Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 : Samuel Johnson and Languages of Natural Description - R. Mayhew

Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800

Samuel Johnson and Languages of Natural Description

By: R. Mayhew

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Published: 16th March 2004
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"Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800" offers a powerful revisionist account of the intellectual significance of landscape descriptions during the "long" eighteenth century. Landscape has long been a major arena for debate about the nature of eighteenth-century English culture; this book surveys those debates and offers a provocative new account. Mayhew shows that describing landscape was a religiously contested practice, and that different theological positions led differing authors to different descriptive approaches. Landscape description, then, shows English intellectual life still in the grips of a Christian and classical mentality in the "long" eighteenth-century.

Acknowledgements
Historiography and Landscape Studies
Contextualising Landscape History
Landscape History: An Essay in Historiographical Method
Landscape and Religion, 1660-1800: Preliminary Contexts
Diversity and Coherence in the Discourse of Landscape in the 'Long' Eighteenth Century: A Preliminary Survey
Latitudinarianism and Landscape: Low Church Attitudes to Nature, 1660-1800
Samuel Johnson, High Churchmanship and Landscape
The Lexicon of Landscape: Johnson'sDictionaryand the Language of Natural Description
The Moral Landscape: Johnson's Doctrine of Landscape, 1738-59
The Empirical Landscape: Johnson and the Factual Description of the Natural World, 1735-75
Life, Literature and Landscape: The Role of the Natural World in Johnson's Biographies and Biography, 1739-84
Conclusion: The Unfamiliar Prospect of Eighteenth Century Landscape Studies
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780333993088
ISBN-10: 033399308X
Series: Studies in Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 16th March 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1