Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

Geographies of the Romantic North

Science, Antiquarianism, and Travel, 1790–1830

Authors: Byrne, A.

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This book examines British scientific and antiquarian travels in the "North," circa 1790–1830. British perceptions, representations and imaginings of the North are considered part of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century processes of British self-fashioning as a Northern nation, and key in unifying the expanding North Atlantic empire.

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Angela Byrne is Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, UK.

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'Byrne restores the experience of Northern travels to its rightful place at the heart of European Romanticism. The reader is guided with great agility between antiquarian and ethnographic visions, traversing the liminal spaces of the North's own inhabited worlds and natural histories. At long last we have a book that provides a convincing critical analysis of the North in the formation of Britain's cultural identity.' - Michael Bravo, Head of History and Public Policy, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

'This is a superb account of British northern travelers, demonstrating the holistic blend of the emerging sciences with the arts, literature, antiquarian interest and the taste for indigenous cultures. Angela Byrne's richly nuanced North stands out as a major projection screen for the imperial imagination, on par with the Orient or the Tropics, and as an emerging zone of cultural ideas and economic transactions foreshadowing today's interactive Arctic that is deeply integrated in world affairs.' - Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and editor of Science, Geopolitics, and Culture in the Nordic Region


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographies of the Romantic North
Book Subtitle
Science, Antiquarianism, and Travel, 1790–1830
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31132-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137311320
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-31131-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45693-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 265
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