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The Resource Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France, Mary D. Sheriff

Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France, Mary D. Sheriff

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Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France
Title
Enchanted islands
Title remainder
picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Mary D. Sheriff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 'Enchanted Islands', art historian Mary D. Sheriff explores the legendary, fictional, and real islands that filled the French imagination during the ancien régime as they appeared in royal ballets and festivals, epic literature, paintings, engravings, book illustrations, and other objects. Some of the islands were mythical and found in the most popular literary texts of the day. Islands featured prominently, for instance, in Ariostos Orlando furioso, Tassos Gerusalemme liberata, and Fenelons, Telemachus. Other islands--real ones, such as Tahiti and St. Domingue--the French learned about from the writings of travelers and colonists. All of them were imagined to be the home of enchantresses who used magic to conquer heroes by promising sensual and sexual pleasure.--
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Sheriff, Mary D.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islands in literature
  • Islands in art
  • French literature
  • Art, French
Label
Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France, Mary D. Sheriff
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : called to islands -- Thinking with islands -- Domains of enchantment -- Royal power, national sentiment, and the sorceress undone -- Calypso in the regency -- The transformations of Armida -- On the persistence and limits of the enchanted island
Control code
on1002418363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 279 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226483108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418363
Label
Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France, Mary D. Sheriff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : called to islands -- Thinking with islands -- Domains of enchantment -- Royal power, national sentiment, and the sorceress undone -- Calypso in the regency -- The transformations of Armida -- On the persistence and limits of the enchanted island
Control code
on1002418363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 279 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226483108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418363

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