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Geographies of the Romantic North: Science, antiquarianism, and travel, 1790–1830

Geographies of the Romantic North: Science, antiquarianism, and travel, 1790–1830

Byrne, Angela (2013) Geographies of the Romantic North: Science, antiquarianism, and travel, 1790–1830. Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 9781137311313

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Abstract

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, unprecedented numbers of Britons travelled to the sub-Arctic, foreshadowing the fever for polar exploration that would emerge in the mid-nineteenth century. At the same time, literary and scientific developments contributed to the movement now known as Romanticism. How did the sciences, antiquarianism, and ethnology interact to produce visions of the North? And what happened when British 'men of science' and Northern indigenous peoples encountered each other's ways of knowing the world? This study presents a new approach to understanding British engagements with the North, revealing its heretofore unheralded significance for the development of British identities, the Romantic imagination, and the advancement of the sciences.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: [1] ebook ISBNs: 9781137311320 (PDF); 9781137311337 (EPUB) and Print ISBN: 9781137311313 (HB).
Uncontrolled Keywords: geographies, science, antiquarianism, travel
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10404

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