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The uses of the future in early modern Europe /
edited by Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth ; with a foreword by Peter Burke.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2010.
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xx, 242 p.
ISBN
041599540X, 9780415995405
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2010.
isbn
041599540X
9780415995405
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In pursuit of the millennia: Robert Crowley's changing concept of apocalypticism / A. Wade Razzi -- Montaigne's forays into the undiscovered country / Richard Scholar -- "My promise sent unto myself": futurity and the language of obligation in Sidney's Old Arcadia / J.K. Barret -- Turkish futures: prophecy and the other / Brinda Charry / "Provide for the future, and times succeeding": Walter Raleigh and the progress of time / Andrew Hiscock -- France Antarctique and France Equinoctiale: sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century French representations of a colonial future in Brazil / Michael Harrigan -- Planning ahead: a future for old age in dialogue of comfort, Henry IV parts one and two and All's well that ends well / Nina Taunton -- The future now: chance, time and natural divination in the thought of Francis Bacon / A. P. Langman -- Prophetic architecture: Agrippa d'Aubign in Paris / Phillip John Usher -- Astrology, ritual and revolution in the works of Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) / Peter J. Forshaw -- Mocking the future in French Renaissance mock-prognostications / Hugh Roberts -- "Meteorologies and extravagant speculations": the future legends of early modern English natural philosophy / Rob Iliffe.
catalogue key
7001705
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection of interdisciplinary essays from the fields of literary criticism, cultural studies, politics and intellectual history offers new answers to these commonplace questions. These essays explore both elite and popular culture, women and men's experiences, and the encounter between East and West. They provide 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, these essays provide new readings of canonical early modern texts and insights into popular culture.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
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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.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
Foreword: The History of the Future, 1350-2000p. ix
Introductionp. 1
In Pursuit of the Millennia: Robert Crowley's Changing Concept of Apocalypticismp. 19
Montaigne's Forays into the Undiscovered Countryp. 39
'My Promise Sent Unto Myself': Futurity and the Language of Obligation in Sidney's Old Arcadiap. 54
Turkish Futures: Prophecy and the Otherp. 73
'Provide for the Future, and Times Succeeding': Walter Ralegh and the Progress of Timep. 90
France Antarctique and France Equinoctiale: Sixteenth-and Early Seventeenth-Century French Representations of a Colonial Future in Brazilp. 110
Planning Ahead: A Future for Old Age in Dialogue of Comfort, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and All's Well That Ends Wellp. 126
The Future Now: Chance, Time and Natural Divination in the Thought of Francis Baconp. 142
Prophetic Architecture: Agrippa d'Aubigné in Parisp. 159
Astrology, Ritual and Revolution in the Works of Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639)p. 181
Mocking the Future in French Renaissance Mock-Prognosticationsp. 198
'Meteorologies and Extravagant Speculations': The Future Legends of Early Modern English Natural Philosophyp. 215
Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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