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Topographies of the sacred: the poetics of place in European Romanticism

Rigby, K (2004) Topographies of the sacred: the poetics of place in European Romanticism. Under the sign of nature . University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville. ISBN 9780813922751

Abstract

though the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred is the first book to compare English and German literary models of romanticism. Rigby treats not only canonical British romantics but an array of major figures in Continental literature, philosophy, and natural history, including Rousseau, Herder, Goethe, Schelling, Schiller, and Alexander von Humboldt. Following the pioneering work of Jonathan Bate and Karl Kroeber, she probes romantic understandings of nature, the source of the sacred, the power of place, and the role of literature, with a view to uncovering the tensions and ambivalences within the European romantic tradition. The result is a synthetic and philosophically inflected study that looks at the literary and ecological significance of place within a broad cultural context

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:30
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7417
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