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Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800: Samuel Johnson and Languages of Natural Description

Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800: Samuel Johnson and Languages of Natural Description (Hardback)

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Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 offers a powerful revisionist account of the intellectual significance of landscape descriptions during the 'long' Eighteenth-century. Landscape has long been a major arena for debate about the nature of Eighteenth-century English culture; this book surveys those debates and offers a provocative new account. Mayhew shows that describing landscape was a religiously contested practice, and that different theological positions led differing authors to different descriptive approaches. Landscape description, then, shows English intellectual life still in the grips of a Christian and classical mentality in the 'long' Eighteenth-century.

ROBERT MAYHEW is a Lecturer in Historical Geography at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He has published numerous articles in historical, literary and geographical journals and is author of Enlightenment Geography.

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