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Hemispheres and Stratospheres : The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment

Title
Hemispheres and Stratospheres : The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment / ed. by Kevin L. Cope.
ISBN
9781684482054
Publication
Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press, [2020]
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (252 p.) : 23 b-w images
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Notes
In English.
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Summary
Recognizing distance as a central concern of the Enlightenment, this volume offers eight essays on distance in art and literature; on cultural transmission and exchange over distance; and on distance as a topic in science, a theme in literature, and a central issue in modern research methods. Through studies of landscape gardens, architecture, imaginary voyages, transcontinental philosophical exchange, and cosmological poetry, Hemispheres and Stratospheres unfurls the early history of a distance culture that influences our own era of global information exchange, long-haul flights, colossal skyscrapers, and space tourism. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
Variant and related titles
De Gruyter University Press eBook pilot project 2021.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 21, 2022
Series
Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850
Contents
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction: Hemispheres and Stratospheres: The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment
Part One. Best Seen at a Distance: The Art of the Far-Away
1. Looking Down: Observations on Elevation, Prospect Vision, and Eighteenth-Century Imagination
2. Space and the Meaning of Distance in Bernardo Vittone's Architecture
3. Change of Air, Change of Self: Long Distance and Human Adaptability in Imaginary Voyages of the Long Eighteenth Century
Part Two. Culture over and as Distance
4. Distant Lands, Distant Races, Distant Cultures: Two Eighteenth-Century South Indian Priests Go to Europe
5. Connecting Hemispheres, Playing with Distance: Rammohun Roy, the Indian Transnationalist
Part Three. The Nature of Distance
6. New Science, Distant Reading, and Distance as Intersubjectivity
7. Orbiting Iambs: Enlightenment Cosmology and Conveniently Condensed Immensities
8. Journeys to the Edge: The Idea and Experience of Distance in Archival Research
Acknowledgment
Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index
Citation

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