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The Resource Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni, (electronic resource)

Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni, (electronic resource)

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Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing
Title
Colonies, cults and evolution
Title remainder
literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing
Statement of responsibility
David Amigoni
Title variation
Colonies, Cults & Evolution
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of culture, now such an important term within both the arts and the sciences, is a legacy of the nineteenth century. By closely analyzing writings by evolutionary scientists such as Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace, and Herbert Spencer, alongside those of literary figures including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Arnold, Butler, and Gosse, David Amigoni shows how the modern concept of 'culture' developed out of the interdisciplinary interactions between literature, philosophy, anthropology, colonialism, and, in particular, Darwin's theories of evolution. He goes on to explore the relationship between literature and evolutionary science by arguing that culture was seen less as a singular idea or concept, and more as a field of debate and conflict. This fascinating book includes much material on the history of evolutionary thought and its cultural impact, and will be of interest to scholars of intellectual and scientific history as well as of literature.--
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Amigoni, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
59
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Culture
  • Culture in literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Colonies in literature
Label
Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484711
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Symbolical of more important things': writing science, religion and colonialism in Coleridge's 'culture' -- 'Our origin, what matters it?': Wordsworth's excursive portmanteau of culture -- Charles Darwin's entanglements with stray colonists: cultivation and the species questions -- 'In one another's being mingle': biology and the dissemination of 'culture' after 1859 -- Samuel Butler's symbolic offensives: colonies and mechanical devices in the margins of evolutionary writing -- Edmund Gosse's cultural evolution: sympathetic magic, imitation and contagious literature -- Conclusion: culture's field, culture's vital robe
Control code
CR9780511484711
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511484711
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776951533
Label
Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484711
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Symbolical of more important things': writing science, religion and colonialism in Coleridge's 'culture' -- 'Our origin, what matters it?': Wordsworth's excursive portmanteau of culture -- Charles Darwin's entanglements with stray colonists: cultivation and the species questions -- 'In one another's being mingle': biology and the dissemination of 'culture' after 1859 -- Samuel Butler's symbolic offensives: colonies and mechanical devices in the margins of evolutionary writing -- Edmund Gosse's cultural evolution: sympathetic magic, imitation and contagious literature -- Conclusion: culture's field, culture's vital robe
Control code
CR9780511484711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511484711
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776951533

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