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The Dream of the North : a Cultural History to 1920

Label
The Dream of the North : a Cultural History to 1920
Title
The Dream of the North
Title remainder
a Cultural History to 1920
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Northern Europe and North America have dominated the world stage for more than two centuries. Using a wide range of sources, this book provides the first coherent account from a multi-national perspective of the ideas and perceptions that, from the Renaissance onwards, fuelled the North's rise to prominence, and enabled it to rival the traditional cultural and political hegemony of the South. This includes not only the fascinating conquest of the polar regions, but also the religious upheaval of the Reformation, the changing view of nature engendered by Romanticism, and, not least, the revival
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fjågesund, Peter
Dewey number
900
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
  • CB7
  • DS1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studia Imagologica
Series volume
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • North America
  • Europe, Northern
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Northern Europe
  • North America
Label
The Dream of the North : a Cultural History to 1920
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Finding a Footing: Th e North before 1700; The Mediterranean Looking North; Destruction cometh out of the north -- The Dream of the Pacific; The Reformation: The Great Divide; Arctic Attractions; Anglo-Scandinavian Connections; Wars and Whales; The Emergence of a Northern Identity; Atlantis Discovered; 2. Preparing for Take-Off : The Early Eighteenth Century; Northern Politics and Peter the Great; The Arctic Race Continues; Greenland and Spitsbergen; The Nature of the North and Northern Nature
  • The Edge of Civilisation: LaplandScience, Culture and Religion; Anglo-Saxon Revival; The Past Is the Future; 3. The Great Watershed: 1750-1790; The Problem of Progress; A Taste of Flora and the Country Green -- Discovering Britain's North; The Grand Tour and the North; Arctic Adventures; Whaling; The Southern North; Reappropriating the Past; Ossian and Oral Traditions; The Ossian Effect; The Sagas and Contemporary Art; 4. Fastening the Grip: 1790-1830; The French Revolution; Icy Ruins; Arctic Attack; 1818; With Hammer and Tongs; The Antarctic and the Whaling Industry; The Popular Arctic
  • Travellers Turning NorthMadame de Staël; Discovering Scandinavia; Britain's Past Is Scotland's Past; Germany: Vikings, Volk and Fairy Tales; Scandinavia: Old Dreams, New Beginnings; 5. The Northern Heyday: 1830-1880; Tipping the Scales; The Northwest Passage, at Last?; For the Pole; The Russian Route; Whales and Seals and the Southern Seas; Chilling Science; Franklin In Memoriam; Narratives of the North; Music and Art on Ice; Fashionable Scandinavia; Politicising the Past; Academia Heroica; Arty Vikings; 6. The Closing Circle: 1880-1920; The Turn of the Century; The Final Push in the Arctic
  • The Last Polar Battle: the South PoleNatural Resources; Science, Technology andthe Problem of Progress Revisited; Utopia and Dystopia: Northern Modernism; The Case of Germany; Northern Travel; Ancient Nordicism: Constructive or Destructive?; Robert Ames Bennet's Polar Romance; Postscript; Bibliography; Index; Note on the Author
Control code
879551332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (569 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401210829
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879551332
Label
The Dream of the North : a Cultural History to 1920
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Finding a Footing: Th e North before 1700; The Mediterranean Looking North; Destruction cometh out of the north -- The Dream of the Pacific; The Reformation: The Great Divide; Arctic Attractions; Anglo-Scandinavian Connections; Wars and Whales; The Emergence of a Northern Identity; Atlantis Discovered; 2. Preparing for Take-Off : The Early Eighteenth Century; Northern Politics and Peter the Great; The Arctic Race Continues; Greenland and Spitsbergen; The Nature of the North and Northern Nature
  • The Edge of Civilisation: LaplandScience, Culture and Religion; Anglo-Saxon Revival; The Past Is the Future; 3. The Great Watershed: 1750-1790; The Problem of Progress; A Taste of Flora and the Country Green -- Discovering Britain's North; The Grand Tour and the North; Arctic Adventures; Whaling; The Southern North; Reappropriating the Past; Ossian and Oral Traditions; The Ossian Effect; The Sagas and Contemporary Art; 4. Fastening the Grip: 1790-1830; The French Revolution; Icy Ruins; Arctic Attack; 1818; With Hammer and Tongs; The Antarctic and the Whaling Industry; The Popular Arctic
  • Travellers Turning NorthMadame de Staël; Discovering Scandinavia; Britain's Past Is Scotland's Past; Germany: Vikings, Volk and Fairy Tales; Scandinavia: Old Dreams, New Beginnings; 5. The Northern Heyday: 1830-1880; Tipping the Scales; The Northwest Passage, at Last?; For the Pole; The Russian Route; Whales and Seals and the Southern Seas; Chilling Science; Franklin In Memoriam; Narratives of the North; Music and Art on Ice; Fashionable Scandinavia; Politicising the Past; Academia Heroica; Arty Vikings; 6. The Closing Circle: 1880-1920; The Turn of the Century; The Final Push in the Arctic
  • The Last Polar Battle: the South PoleNatural Resources; Science, Technology andthe Problem of Progress Revisited; Utopia and Dystopia: Northern Modernism; The Case of Germany; Northern Travel; Ancient Nordicism: Constructive or Destructive?; Robert Ames Bennet's Polar Romance; Postscript; Bibliography; Index; Note on the Author
Control code
879551332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (569 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401210829
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879551332

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