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The Resource Renaissance mad voyages : experiments in early modern English travel, Anthony Parr

Renaissance mad voyages : experiments in early modern English travel, Anthony Parr

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Renaissance mad voyages : experiments in early modern English travel
Title
Renaissance mad voyages
Title remainder
experiments in early modern English travel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Parr
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vogue for travel a "stuntsa (TM) flourished in England between 1590 and the 1620s: playful imitations or burlesques of maritime enterprise and overland travel that collectively appear to be a response to particular innovations and developments in English culture. This study is the first full length scholarly work to focus on the curious phenomenon of a "madde voiagesa (TM), as the writer William Rowley called them. Anthony Parr shows that the mad voyage (as Rowley and others conceived it) had surprisingly deep and diverse roots in traditional travel practices, in courtly play and mercantile custom, and in literary culture. Looking in detail at several of the best-documented exploits, Parr situates them in the ferment of such ventures during the period in question; but also reaches back to explore their classical and mediaeval antecedents, and considers their role in creating a template for eccentric English adventure in later centuries. Renaissance Mad Voyages brings together literary and historical enquiry in order to address the implications of an interesting and neglected cultural trend. Parr's investigation of the rash of travel exploits in the period leads to extensive research on the origins of the wager on travel and its role in the expansion of English tourism and trading activity
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Cataloging source
CDU
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1949-
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Parr, Anthony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.T73
LC item number
P37 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultures of play, 1300-1700
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  • English literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • English literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Englisch
  • Reiseliteratur
  • Engelsk litteratur
  • Resor i litteraturen
  • Engelska reseskildringar
Label
Renaissance mad voyages : experiments in early modern English travel, Anthony Parr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A very English journey? -- Strange returns and performances -- Two prodigious feats -- Bills of adventure -- Gambling, wagers and the law -- Orpheus in the underworld
Control code
962191101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781472457097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962191101
Label
Renaissance mad voyages : experiments in early modern English travel, Anthony Parr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A very English journey? -- Strange returns and performances -- Two prodigious feats -- Bills of adventure -- Gambling, wagers and the law -- Orpheus in the underworld
Control code
962191101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781472457097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962191101

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