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European Perceptions of Terra Australis free pdf Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had been prevalent since classical antiquity. Despite this fact, there has been relatively little sustained scholarly work on European concepts of Terra Australis or the intellectual background to European voyages of discovery and exploration to Australia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, ranging across history, the visual arts, literature and popular culture, this volume considers the continuities and discontinuities between the imagined space of Terra Australis and its subsequent manifestation. It will shed new light on familiar texts, people and events - such as the Dutch and French explorations of Australia, the Batavia shipwreck and the Baudin expedition - by setting them in unexpected contexts and alongside unfamiliar texts and people. The book will be of interest to, among others, intellectual and cultural historians, literary scholars, historians of cartography, the visual arts, women's and post-colonial studies.

About Dr Alfred Hiatt

Anne M. Scott is editor of the journal Parergon and an honorary research fellow in English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia. Her recent books include Piers Plowman and the Poor (Dublin, 2004) and, with Andrew Lynch, Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context (Newcastle, 2008). Alfred Hiatt is a Reader in English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600 (London and Chicago, 2008). Claire McIlroy is a Research Associate for international liaison in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions based at The University of Western Australia. She is also an honorary research fellow in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia, and author of The English prose treatises of Richard Rolle (Woodbridge, 2004).Christopher Wortham is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia. He is also Professor of Theatre Studies and English Literature at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle. He has published widely on Renaissance poetry and drama.Anne M. Scott, Alfred Hiatt, Bill Leadbetter, Christopher Wortham, W.A.R. (Bill) Richardson, Margaret Sankey, Mercedes Maroto Camino, Jen Fornasiero, John West-Sooby, Michael McCarthy, Katrina O'Loughlin, Norman Etherington, Leigh T.I. Penman.

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Author : Dr Alfred Hiatt
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 01 February 2012
ISBN : 1409439410
EAN : 9781409439417
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : New edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2012
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