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Author Fulford, Tim, 1962-

Title Literature, science and exploration in the Romantic era : bodies of knowledge / Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee and Peter J. Kitson.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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 Moore Stacks  PR468.S34 F85 2004    Available  ---
Description xvii, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 60
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 60.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-312) and index.
Contents Bodies of knowledge -- I: Exploration, science and literature -- Sir Joseph Banks and his networks -- Tahiti in London: London in Tahiti: tools of power -- Indian flowers and Romantic orientalism -- Mental travellers: banks, African exploration and the Romantic imagination -- Banks, Bligh and the breadfruit: slave plantations, tropical islands and the rhetoric of Romanticism -- Exploration, headhunting and race theory: the skull beneath the skin -- Theories of terrestrial magnetism and the search for the poles -- II: British science and literature in the context of empire -- 'Man electrified man': Romantic revolution and the legacy of Benjamin Franklin -- The beast within: vaccination, Romanticism and the Jenneration of disease -- Britain's little black boys and the technologies of benevolence.
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Discoveries in geography -- English -- History -- 19th century.
British -- Foreign countries -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Learning and scholarship in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Explorers in literature.
Geography in literature.
Science in literature.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Added Author Lee, Debbie.
Kitson, Peter J.
ISBN 0521829194