Charting an Empire

- Geography at the English Universities, 1580-1620

af


Charting an Empire
  • Leveringstid Mangler, normalt 2-8 uger
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
13-11-1997
Sprog:
Engelsk
Udgave:
2nd ed..
  • Beskrivelse
  • Yderligere info
  • Anmeldelser

How did early modern England - an island nation on the periphery of world affairs - transform itself into the centre of a worldwide empire? The author of this work argues that the newly-institutionalized study of geography played a crucial role in fuelling England's imperial ambitions. Cormack demonstrates that geography was part of the arts curriculum between 1580 and 1620, read at university by a broad range of emerging political, economic, and religious leaders. By teaching these young Englishmen to view their country in a global context, and to see England playing a major role on that stage, geography supplied a set of shared assumptions about the feasibility and desirability of an English empire. Thus, the study of geography helped create an ideology of empire that made possible the actual forays of the next century. Geography emerges in Cormack's account as the fruitful ground between college and court, in whose well-prepared soil the seeds of English imperialism took root.

Andre udgaver:

Bog, paperback

Vis mereVis mindre

Udgivelsesdato:
13-11-1997
ISBN13:
9780226116068
Vægt:
590 g
Dybde:
23 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
  • Forfattere

  • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

    Examines how early modern England transformed itself into the centre of a worldwide empire. This work argues that the new study of geography played a crucial role in fuelling England's imperial ambitions, and that it helped create an ideology of empire which made imperialism possible. 17 halftones, 1 line drawing, 2 maps, 8 tables

Vis mereVis mindre

Vis mereVis mindre

Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.

Velkommen til Saxo - din danske boghandel!

Hos os kan du handle som Gæst, Saxo-bruger eller Saxo Premium-medlem. Du bestemmer selv, og vores kundeservice sidder altid klar med hjælp.

Om medlemspriser hos Saxo

Hvis du køber til medlemspris, bliver du automatisk medlem og får del i de mange fede fordele. De første 30 dage er gratis for nye brugere, og derefter koster det kun 99,-/md. Medlemskabet fornyes automatisk, og du kan altid opsige det. Læs mere om fordelene ved Saxo Premium her.