Premodern places : Calais to Surinam, Chaucer to Aphra Behn

David Wallace

This book recovers places appearing in the mental mapping of medieval and Renaissance writers, from Chaucer to Aphra Behn. * A highly original work, which recovers the places that figure powerfully in premodern imagining. * Recreates places that appear in the works of Langland, Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, Spenser, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and many others. * Begins with Calais -- peopled by the English from 1347 to 1558 and ends with Surinam -- traded for Manhattan by the English in 1667. * Other particular locations discussed include Flanders, Somerset, Genoa, and the Fortunate Islands (Canary Islands). * Includes fascinating anecdotes, such as the story of an English merchant learning love songs in Calais. * Provides insights into major historical narratives, such as race and slavery in Renaissance Europe. * Crosses the traditional divide between the medieval and Renaissance periods.

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  • List of illustrations. Introduction. 1. At Calais Gate. 2. In Flaunders. 3. Dante in Somerset. 4. Genoa. 5. Canaries (The Fortunate Islands). 6. Surinam. Acknowledgments. Index

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書名 Premodern places : Calais to Surinam, Chaucer to Aphra Behn
著作者等 Wallace, David
Wallace David
出版元 Blackwell
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 ix, 342 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 1405113936
NCID BA68076198
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国