European Perceptions of Terra Australis

European Perceptions of Terra Australis

eBook - 2011
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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. Through interdisciplinary 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 be of interest to, among others, intellectual and cultural historians, literary scholars, h.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011
ISBN: 9781317139447
1317139445
9781409439417
1409439410
140942605X
9781409426059
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Scott, Anne M.

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