France Antarctique and France Equinoctiale : sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century French representations of a colonial future in Brazil
Harrigan, Michael (2010) France Antarctique and France Equinoctiale : sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century French representations of a colonial future in Brazil. In: Brady, Andrea and Butterworth, Emily, (eds.) The uses of the future in early modern Europe. Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture (No.12). London: Routledge, pp. 110-125. ISBN 9780415995405Full text not available from this repository.
Is modernity synonymous with progress? Did the Renaissance really break with the cyclical, agrarian time of the Middle Ages, inaugurating a new concept of irreversible time in a secular culture defined by development? How does methodology affect scholarly responses to the idea of the future in the past? This collection of interdisciplinary essays from the fields of literary criticism, cultural studies, politics and intellectual history offers new answers to these commonplace questions. They explore elite and popular culture, women and men's experiences, and the encounter between East and West, providing a comparative view on the range of personal, political and social practices with which early modern people planned for, imagined, manipulated or even rejected the future. Examining poetry, architecture, colonial exploration, technology, drama, satire, wills, childbirth and deathbed rituals, humanism, religious radicalism and republicanism, this collection provides new readings of canonical early modern texts and insights into popular culture. With a foreword by Peter Burke.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French Studies|
|Series Name:||Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture|
|Place of Publication:||London|
|Book Title:||The uses of the future in early modern Europe|
|Editor:||Brady, Andrea and Butterworth, Emily|
|Number of Pages:||242|
|Page Range:||pp. 110-125|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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