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The Resource The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews

The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews

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The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870
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The world of Mr Casaubon
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Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870
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Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews
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The World of Mr Casaubon takes as its point of departure a fictional character - Mr Casaubon in George Eliot's classic novel, Middlemarch. The author of an unfinished 'Key to All Mythologies', Casaubon has become an icon of obscurantism, irrelevance and futility. Crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries, Colin Kidd excavates Casaubon's hinterland, and illuminates the fierce ideological war which raged over the use of pagan myths to defend Christianity from the existential threat posed by radical Enlightenment criticism. Notwithstanding Eliot's portrayal of Casaubon, Anglican mythographers were far from unworldly, and actively rebutted the radical freethinking associated with the Enlightenment and French Revolution. Orientalism was a major theatre in this ideological conflict, and mythography also played an indirect but influential role in framing the new science of anthropology. The World of Mr Casaubon is rich in interdisciplinary twists and ironies, and paints a vivid picture of the intellectual world of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. --
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non fiction
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bibliography
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115
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  • Eliot, George
  • Eliot, George
  • Mythology in literature
  • Mythology
  • Mythology
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The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Prologue: Casaubon's dubious bequest -- The key to all mythologies -- The legacies of the ancients in enlightenment mythography -- The obsessions of Jacob Bryant: Arkite Idolatry and the quest for Troy -- The dispute of the Orient: Anglo-French rivalries in an age of revolution -- Fish-gods, floods and serpent-worship: from apologetics to anthropology -- Epilogue: the keys to all mythology in 1872
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ocn957185239
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24 cm.
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vi, 232 pages
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9781107608597
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(pbk.)
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2016036251
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)957185239
Label
The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews
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
Prologue: Casaubon's dubious bequest -- The key to all mythologies -- The legacies of the ancients in enlightenment mythography -- The obsessions of Jacob Bryant: Arkite Idolatry and the quest for Troy -- The dispute of the Orient: Anglo-French rivalries in an age of revolution -- Fish-gods, floods and serpent-worship: from apologetics to anthropology -- Epilogue: the keys to all mythology in 1872
Control code
ocn957185239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 232 pages
Isbn
9781107608597
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016036251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957185239

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