Literature Connections to World History K6

Literature Connections to World History K6
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1998-04-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0313077541

Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes help you locate world history resources for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at least one favorab

Virtual Voyages

Virtual Voyages
Author: Paul Longley Arthur
Publisher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781843313182

'Virtual Voyages' is a fascinating account of the European discovery of the elusive 'great south land' told through the literature of 'imaginary voyages'. Written at the height of the era of European maritime exploration, these bizarre and captivating tales, with their wildly imaginative visions of antipodean inversion and strangeness, reveal a hidden history of attitudes to colonization. By exposing the relationship between myth and reality in the antipodes, this book casts new light on the power of fiction to influence history. In the post-colonial studies field, books about travel writing and empire have tended to focus on the high period of nineteenth-century imperialism and on the colonial settings of Africa and India. This book offers a fresh perspective by focussing on the eighteenth century, and referring to the geographical region of Australia and the Pacific, which has had far less attention. The book also breaks new ground by being the first to approach the genre of the imaginary voyage from a post-colonial perspective. In addition to the new insights into European colonialism that it offers, the book illustrates many broader themes in eighteenth-century history and thought. These include connections between the rise of science and modern imperialism, the development of narrative history and fiction and the influence of romanticism, the evolution of the early novel in Britain and France, and the role of mythology in the development of national identity.

Travel As Metaphor

Travel As Metaphor
Author: Georges Van Den Abbeele
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1992
Genre: Philosophy, French
ISBN: 9781452902838

Contient un chapitre sur la notion de voyage chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Politics, art, and autobiography

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Politics, art, and autobiography
Author: John T. Scott
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780415350877

Bringing together critical assessments of the broad range of Rousseau's thought, with a particular emphasis on his political theory, this systematic collection is an essential resource for both student and scholar.

Expeditions as Experiments

Expeditions as Experiments
Author: Marianne Klemun
Publisher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2016-10-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1137581069

This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and before expeditions, and it places this discussion into the scientific context of experiments. In treating expeditions as experiments in a heuristic sense, we also propose that the expedition is a variation on the laboratory in which different practices can be conducted and where the transformation of uncertain into certain knowledge is tested. The experimental positioning of the expedition brings together an ensemble of techniques, strategies, material agents and social actors, and illuminates the steps leading from observation to facts and documentation. The chapters show the variety of scientific interests that motivated expeditions with their focus on natural history, geology, ichthyology, botany, zoology, helminthology, speleology, physical anthropology, oceanography, meteorology and magnetism.

Fugitive Rousseau

Fugitive Rousseau
Author: Jimmy Casas Klausen
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-03-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0823257312

Critics have claimed that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a primitivist uncritically preoccupied with “noble savages” and that he remained oblivious to the African slave trade. Fugitive Rousseau presents the emancipatory possibilities of Rousseau’s thought and argues that a fresh, “fugitive” perspective on political freedom is bound up with Rousseau’s treatments of primitivism and slavery. Rather than trace Rousseau’s arguments primarily to the social contract tradition of Hobbes and Locke, Fugitive Rousseau places Rousseau squarely in two imperial contexts: European empire in his contemporary Atlantic world and Roman imperial philosophy. Anyone who aims to understand the implications of Rousseau’s famous sentence “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” or wants to know how Rousseauian arguments can support a radical democratic politics of diversity, discontinuity, and exodus will find Fugitive Rousseau indispensable.