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 Situating the Saints: Germania illustrata and Saints' Lives

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A common kind of revision humanists made to older narratives, regardless of the type of saint being portrayed, was to the geographical and cultural setting. Often they inserted excurses of ... More


Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance

Hugh Clout

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The uncertain relationship between studying regions (or places) and focusing on themes (or systematic processes) has characterised geography since the ancient Greeks, with ‘chorography’ being the ... More


Spenser’s Forms of History

Bart van Es

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book describes six modes through which Early Modern England addressed the past: chronicle, chorography, antiquarian discourse, euhemerism, typology, and prophecy. By setting this material ... More


‘The Stream and Current of Time’: Chorography and the Presence of the Past

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a possible solution to the problems presented by the first chapter. It shows the importance of chorography for both historiographic and political debate. Following an analysis ... More


A Living Wall

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Hadrian's Wall was constructed in the AD 120s and maintained for almost three centuries before ceasing to operate as a Roman frontier during the fifth century. Its scale and complexity means that it ... More


“Icarus Spreading his Wings”: The Early Modern City Brought to Life

Jessica Maier

in Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The city portrait, like portraits of human beings, arose in the fifteenth century as a commemorative form combining likeness with symbolism. It came to be associated with a category that the ancient ... More


On the Borders of Italy

Erin Maglaque

in Venice's Intimate Empire: Family Life and Scholarship in the Renaissance Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501721656
eISBN:
9781501721663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501721656.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 6, we turn to examine Coppo’s Del Sito de Listria, his regional description of his adopted homeland. In this text, we can see the relationship between Coppo’s experience of family and ... More


Forms of Emplacement: The Arts of Memory, Chorography, and Theatrical Performance

Andrew Bozio

in Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198846567
eISBN:
9780191881763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846567.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Taking its cue from William Sly’s performance of a disoriented playgoer in the Induction to John Marston’s The Malcontent, this chapter puts theatrical performance in dialogue with two other modes of ... More


The Discovery of England

Paul Slack

in The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199645916
eISBN:
9780191757754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the rediscovery of England between the reign of Elizabeth and the end of the seventeenth century which came with new knowledge about the condition and history of England and ... More


Views of the Country: Chorography in the Aura of Humboldt

Nancy P. Appelbaum

in Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The second chapter examines chorography, as defined and adapted by Codazzi and his collaborators. The chapter considers both local conditions and international scientific currents that shaped their ... More


Time River Body: Personification and Inappropriate Detail in Drayton’s

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Relying on sustained, relentless personification, Drayton’s chorographical epic Poly-Olbion retains the ethical work of The Faerie Queene’s allegory in restoring to the national narrative the ... More


Scotland Illustrated: National and Local Geographies

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198809692
eISBN:
9780191846960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809692.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores national and local geographies, challenging older views of this period as a geographically impoverished caesura between the monumental achievements of the 1662 Atlas Maior and ... More


Chorography and Antiquarian Compilation

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the miscellany’s links with antiquarian compilation and chorography (the branch of geography concerned with the particulars of a specific region or place). Its primary interest ... More


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