• Literature And Nature In The English Renaissance

Literature And Nature In The English Renaissance

Literature And Nature In The English Renaissance

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  • Author
    Todd Andrew Borlik
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date
    31 December 1969

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Literature And Nature In The English Renaissance

  • Author

    Todd Andrew Borlik

  • Date Published

    31 December 1969

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

  • Pages

    2019-06-20 pages

  • ISBN

Book Description

Featuring over two hundred nature-themed texts spanning the disciplines of literature, science and history, this sourcebook offers an accessible field guide to the environment of Renaissance England, revealing a nation at a crossroads between its pastoral heritage and industrialized future. Carefully selected primary sources, each modernized and prefaced with an introduction, survey an encyclopaedic array of topographies, species, and topics: from astrology to zoology, bear-baiting to bee-keeping, coal-mining to tree-planting, fen-draining to sheep-whispering. The familiar voices of Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marvell mingle with a diverse chorus of farmers, herbalists, shepherds, hunters, foresters, philosophers, sailors, sky-watchers, and duchesses - as well as ventriloquized beasts, trees, and rivers. Lavishly illustrated, the anthology is supported by a lucid introduction that outlines and intervenes in key debates in Renaissance ecocriticism, a reflective essay on ecocritical editing, a bibliography of further reading, and a timeline of environmental history and legislation drawing on extensive archival research.

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