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Hemispheres and Stratospheres: The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment
edited by Kevin L. Cope
contributions by Roger D. Lund, William Stargard, Bärbel Czennia, Brijraj Singh, Chandrava Chakravarty, Rachel Mann, Kevin L. Cope and Phyllis Thompson
Bucknell University Press, 2021
Paper: 978-1-68448-201-6 | eISBN: 978-1-68448-203-0 | Cloth: 978-1-68448-202-3
Library of Congress Classification NX650.D59H46 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 700.42

Recognizing distance as a central concern of the Enlightenment, this volume offers eight essays on distance in art and literature; on cultural transmission and exchange over distance; and on distance as a topic in science, a theme in literature, and a central issue in modern research methods. Through studies of landscape gardens, architecture, imaginary voyages, transcontinental philosophical exchange, and cosmological poetry, Hemispheres and Stratospheres unfurls the early history of a distance culture that influences our own era of global information exchange, long-haul flights, colossal skyscrapers, and space tourism.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

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