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Colonial virtue : the mobility of temperance in Renaissance England /
Kasey Evans.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
xii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
9781442643598 (bound) :
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
9781442643598 (bound) :
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Colonial Virtueis the first study to focus on the role played by the virtue of temperance in shaping ethical debates about early English colonialism. Kasey Evans tracks the migration of ideas surrounding temperance from classical and humanist writings through to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century applications, emphasizing the ways in which they have transcended the vocabularies of geography and time. Colonial Virtueoffers fresh insights into how English Renaissance writers used temperance as a privileged lens through which to view New World morality and politically to justify colonial practices in Virginia and the West Indies. Evans usesliterary texts, including The Fairie Queeneand The Tempest, and sources such as sermons, dictionaries, and visual artifacts, to navigate alliances between traditional semantics and post-colonial political criticism. Beautifully written and deeply engaging, Colonial Virtuealso models an expansive methodology for literary studies through its close readings and rhetoricalanalyses.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Illustrationsp. xi
Introductionp. 3
Temperance's Renaissance Transformationsp. 14
Aristotle in Renaissance Englandp. 15
Temperance in Renaissance Iconographyp. 22
Temperance and Colonialismp. 44
Temperance Explores America
Edmund Spenser's 'Blood Guiltie' Temperancep. 63
Guyon's Guilty Handsp. 68
What Guyon Disdainsp. 77
Mourning the Tempestp. 86
Intemperance and 'Weak Remembrance' in The Tempestp. 94
The Brain - Washed and Rewrittenp. 98
Lords of Weak Remembrancep. 102
Of Cannibals, White Cannibals, and Liarsp. 108
Making the Old World Newp. 117
Temperance Colonizes America
John Donne, Christopher Brooke, and Temperate Revenge in 1622 Jamestownp. 127
Donne and the Post-posement of 'Temporall Gayne'p. 132
Christopher Brooke's 'Temperate Change'p. 145
Globalizing Temperance in Seventeenth-Century Economicsp. 160
Good for the Head, Evil for the Neck: The Body Politic Smokes Tobaccop. 166
'The Guts Do Carry the Belly': Gerard Malynesp. 173
Coffee, Chocolate, and Efficiency in the New Worldp. 183
Conclusionp. 201
Codap. 203
Notesp. 209
Works Citedp. 251
Indexp. 269
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