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Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579584252
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 1479
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

Pilgrimage and Travel in the Age of Discovery

  • Author: F. Thomas Noonan
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812239942
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The Road to Jerusalem traces the survival of the literature of pilgrimage as part of the broader literature of travel from the late fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, a time when powerful forces, from navigation to theology, were redefining travel.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456631
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 2100
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Literature of Travel and Exploration: R to Z, index

Literature of Travel and Exploration: R to Z, index

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579584405
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 1479
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

  • Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135314179
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

  • Author: Nathalie Hester
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754661948
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel

Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel

  • Author: Percy G. Adams
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813161983
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 382
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Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the fiction of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and traces in rich detail the history of travel literature from its beginnings to the time of James Cook, contemporary of Richardson and Fielding. And since the recit de voyage and the novel were then so international, he deals throughout with all the literatures of Western Europe, one of the book's chief themes being the close literary ties among European nations. Equally important in the present study is its demonstration that, just as early travel accounts were often a combination of reporting and fabrication, so prose fiction is not a dichotomy to be divided into the "adult" novel on the one hand and the "childish" romance on the other, but an ambivalence -- the marriage of realism and romanticism. Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel not only shows the novel to be amorphous and changing, it also proves impossible the task of defining the recit de voyage with its thousand forms and faces. Often the two types of literature are almost indistinguishable; even before Don Quixote, Adams writes, many travel accounts could have been advertised as having "the endless fascination of a wonderfully observed novel." This study by Percy Adams will both modify opinions about the novel and its history and provide an excellent introduction to the travel account, a form of literature too little known to students of belles lettres.

The Academy and Literature

The Academy and Literature

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Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders

A Journey on the Silk Road

  • Author: Kate Harris
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062839314
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic." —Pico Iyer A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved—to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician—had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within. Lands of Lost Borders is the chronicle of Harris’s odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other—a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.

The American catalogue of books or, English guide to American literature

The American catalogue of books or, English guide to American literature

giving the full title of original works published in the United States since the year 1800, with especial reference to works of interest to Great Britain. With the prices at which they may be obtained in London. Supplement 1857 - 59

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Things of Darkness

Things of Darkness

Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

  • Author: Kim F. Hall
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501725459
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah - 2 Vols.

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah - 2 Vols.

  • Author: Richard F. Burton,Sir Richard Francis Burton
  • Publisher: Asian Educational Services
  • ISBN: 9788120609037
  • Category: History
  • Page: 914
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Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 2.3 inches Product Description This is the fascinating account of the travel of discovery and exploration by the famous English explorer Richard Burton. In an attempt to breach the Islamic barrier Burton assumed the guise of a Persian wanderer to travel through the jealously guarded holy cities of Arabia. He was the first Englishman to reach the holy cities of Mecca and Median and gave minute description of the cities and country side that he traveled through. Starting from Cairo in 1853 he made his way to Medina via Snez, Yambu and Bir Abbas. In Medina he describes the prophet's tomb and its history. From Medina he traveled to Mecca and visited and the Kaba and performed the Umra - the lesser pilgrimage. The book is in two volumes and has 47 illustrations.

The Guide to Walden Pond

The Guide to Walden Pond

An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places

  • Author: Robert M. Thorson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 1328489175
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The first guidebook to the landscape and history of the literary shrine to Thoreau, Walden Pond.

A Decade in Borneo

A Decade in Borneo

  • Author: Ada Pryer
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780718501976
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 183
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"In 1878 a German named Overbeck and an Englishman named Dent travelled to North Borneo (now Sabah), announced to the locals that their ruler, the Sultan of Brunei, had sold all trade rights in the region, and left a young man named William Pryer to 'establish' the British North Borneo Company there. In 1894 Ada Pryer, who had married William in 1883, published her account of his early years as an administrator, along with some sketches of their life together. The result is a lively, vivid and compelling narrative." "The only book aimed at presenting North Borneo appealingly to British audiences, and thus capturing their political support for the British commercial presence there, Ada's little book functioned as a kind of immigration manual about a land where snakes were scarce and moonlight was plentiful. The memoir has value both as a travel narrative in its own right and for understanding the international politics of the British takeover of North Borneo." "This new edition reproduces the text of the original 1894 edition, and includes an introductory essay as well as annotations to explain and contextualize references of historical and biographical significance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

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To Touch the Face of God

To Touch the Face of God

The Sacred, the Profane, and the American Space Program, 1957–1975

  • Author: Kendrick Oliver
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421408341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." In 1968 the world watched as Earth rose over the moonscape, televised from the orbiting Apollo 8 mission capsule. Radioing back to Houston on Christmas Eve, astronauts recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. In fact, many of the astronauts found space flight to be a religious experience. To Touch the Face of God is the first book-length historical study of the relationship between religion and the U.S. space program. Kendrick Oliver explores the role played by religious motivations in the formation of the space program and discusses the responses of religious thinkers such as Paul Tillich and C. S. Lewis. Examining the attitudes of religious Americans, Oliver finds that the space program was a source of anxiety as well as inspiration. It was not always easy for them to tell whether it was a godly or godless venture. Grounded in original archival research and the study of participant testimonies, this book also explores one of the largest petition campaigns of the post-war era. Between 1969 and 1975, more than eight million Americans wrote to NASA expressing support for prayer and bible-reading in space. Oliver’s study is rigorous and detailed but also contemplative in its approach, examining the larger meanings of mankind’s first adventures in "the heavens." -- James Gilbert, University of Maryland, College Park

Restoration England, 1660-1689

Restoration England, 1660-1689

  • Author: William Lewis Sachse
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521081719
  • Category: Bibliographie
  • Page: 114
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Exploration and Exchange

Exploration and Exchange

A South Seas Anthology, 1680-1900

  • Author: Jonathan Lamb,Vanessa Smith,Nicholas Thomas
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226468457
  • Category: History
  • Page: 359
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"As my sense of the turpitude and guilt of sin was weakened, the vices of the natives appeared less odious and criminal. After a time, I was induced to yield to their allurements, to imitate their manners, and to join them in their sins . . . and it was not long ere I disencumbered myself of my European garment, and contented myself with the native dress. . . ."—from Narrative of the late George Vason, of Nottingham As George Vason's anguished narrative shows, European encounters with Pacific peoples often proved as wrenching to the Europeans as to the natives. This anthology gathers some of the most vivid accounts of these cultural exchanges for the first time, placing the works of well-known figures such as Captain James Cook and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside the writings of lesser-known explorers, missionaries, beachcombers, and literary travelers who roamed the South Seas from the late seventeenth through the late nineteenth centuries. Here we discover the stories of the British buccaneers and privateers who were lured to the Pacific by stories of fabulous wealth; of the scientists, cartographers, and natural historians who tried to fit the missing bits of terra incognita into a universal scheme of knowledge; and of the varied settlers who established a permanent European presence in Polynesia and Australia. Through their detailed commentary on each piece and their choice of selections, the editors—all respected scholars of the literature and cultures of the Pacific—emphasize the mutuality of impact of these colonial encounters and the continuity of Pacific cultures that still have the power to transform visitors today.

New Found Lands

New Found Lands

Maps in the History of Exploration

  • Author: Peter Whitfield
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415920261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

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