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The Resource Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance, Katarzyna Lecky, (electronic resource)

Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance, Katarzyna Lecky, (electronic resource)

Label
Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance
Title
Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Katarzyna Lecky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Katarzyna Lecky explores how early modern British poets paid by the state adapted inclusive modes of nationhood charted by inexpensive, small-format maps. She explores chapbooks ('cheapbooks') by Edmund Spenser, Samuel Daniel, Ben Jonson, William Davenant, and John Milton alongside the portable cartography circulating in the same retail print industry. Domestic pocket maps were designed for heavy use by a broad readership that included those on the fringes of literacy. The era's de facto laureates all banked their success as writers appealing to this burgeoning market share by drawing the nation as the property of the commonwealth rather than the Crown. This book investigates the accessible world of small-format cartography as it emerges in the texts of the poets raised in the expansive public sphere in which pocket maps flourished. It works at the intersections of space, place, and national identity to reveal the geographical imaginary shaping the flourishing business of cheap print. Its placement of poetic economies within mainstream systems of trade also demonstrates how cartography and poetry worked together to mobilize average consumers as political agents. This everyday form of geographic poiesis was also a strong platform for poets writing for monarchs and magistrates when their visions of the nation ran counter to the interests of the government
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lecky, Katarzyna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early modern literary geographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
  • Chapbooks, English
  • Chapbooks, English
  • Maps in literature
  • Cartography in literature
Label
Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance, Katarzyna Lecky, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Common Space: Poetry and Cartography, 1590-1649 -- Spenser's Miniature Map of Faerie -- Daniel's Imperial Survey -- Jonson's Broken Compasses and Bit Parts-- Davenant's Numerical Nationhood -- Milton's Map of Liberty -- Epilogue: Argus Eyes
Control code
ssj0002256442
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198834694
Lccn
2018961448
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002256442
Label
Pocket maps and public poetry in the English Renaissance, Katarzyna Lecky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Common Space: Poetry and Cartography, 1590-1649 -- Spenser's Miniature Map of Faerie -- Daniel's Imperial Survey -- Jonson's Broken Compasses and Bit Parts-- Davenant's Numerical Nationhood -- Milton's Map of Liberty -- Epilogue: Argus Eyes
Control code
ssj0002256442
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198834694
Lccn
2018961448
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002256442

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