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Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 #2020

Charting an Empire Geography at the English Universities How did early modern England an island nation on the periphery of world affairs transform itself into the center of a worldwide empire Lesley B Cormack argues that the newly institutionalized study of

  • Title: Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620
  • Author: Lesley B. Cormack
  • ISBN: 9780226116075
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 By Lesley B. Cormack, How did early modern England an island nation on the periphery of world affairs transform itself into the center of a worldwide empire Lesley B Cormack argues that the newly institutionalized study of geography played a crucial role in fueling England s imperial ambitions.Cormack demonstrates that geography was part of the Arts curriculum between 1580 and 1620, read at uHow did early modern England an island nation on the periphery of world affairs transform itself into the center of a worldwide empire Lesley B Cormack argues that the newly institutionalized study of geography played a crucial role in fueling England s imperial ambitions.Cormack demonstrates that geography was part of the Arts curriculum between 1580 and 1620, read at university by a broad range of soon to be political, economic, and religious leaders By teaching these young Englishmen to view their country in a global context, and to see England playing a major role on that stage, geography supplied a set of shared assumptions about the feasibility and desirability of an English empire Thus, the study of geography helped create an ideology of empire that made possible the actual forays of the next century.Geography emerges in Cormack s account as the fruitful ground between college and court, in whose well prepared soil the seeds of English imperialism took root Charting an Empire will interest historians of science, geography, cartography, education, and empire.

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