The New Urban Atlantic

Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World

From the Early Modern to Modernism

Editors: von Morzé, Leonard (Ed.)

  • Enriches the field of Atlantic studies by lending an interdisciplinary analysis through its comprehensive examination of history, literature, architecture, economics and geography
  • Establishes dialogues between seemingly disparate components of Atlantic history, illuminating the nuanced and nonlinear history of its modernization 
  • Unites a diverse set of geographic perspectives through an international scope in content as well as in authorship
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This book provides a much-needed comparative approach to the history of cities by investigating the dissemination of cultural forms between cities of the Atlantic world. The contributors attend to the various forms and norms of cultural representation in Atlantic history, examining a wealth of diverse topics such as the Portuguese Atlantic; the Spanish Empire; Guy Fawkes and the conspiratorial rhetoric of slaves; Albert-Charles Wulffleff and the Parc-Musée of Dakar; and the writings of Jane Austen, Alexis de Tocqueville, Benjamin Franklin, and others.  By interpreting Atlantic urban history through sustained attention to customs and representational forms, an international group of nine contributors demonstrate the power of culture in the making of Atlantic urban experience, even as they acknowledge the harsh realities of economic history. 

About the authors

Leonard von Morzé is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. He is the coeditor of Urban Identity and the Atlantic World. He has published extensively on colonial American literature and serves as an Associate Editor of The New England Quarterly.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Morzé, Leonard

    Pages 1-10

  • Invisible Cities: Natural and Social Space in Colonial Brazil

    Chakravarti, Ananya

    Pages 13-36

  • Courtly Ceremonies and a Cultural Urban Geography of Power in the Habsburg Spanish Empire

    Osorio, Alejandra B.

    Pages 37-72

  • Pirates, Politicians, and Urban Intellectuals: Toward a Cultural History of the Atlantic Frontier

    Smuts, R. Malcolm

    Pages 73-99

  • “Blazing Effects”: The 1605 Gunpowder Treason and the Rhetoric of Slave Conspiracy

    Bellomy, Steven

    Pages 103-127

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eBook £43.99
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Hardcover £55.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54129-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World
Book Subtitle
From the Early Modern to Modernism
Editors
  • Leonard von Morzé
Series Title
The New Urban Atlantic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52606-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52606-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54129-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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