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Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765, Melinda Alliker Rabb

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Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765
Title
Miniature and the English imagination
Title remainder
literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765
Statement of responsibility
Melinda Alliker Rabb
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the phenomenon of miniaturization in material culture, literature, and theories of cognition, this study examines the appeal and function of the small-scale during the period from 1650 to 1765. Drawing on three interconnected areas of scholarship, Melinda Alliker Rabb analyzes the human capacity to supplement direct experience of the world through representation, in order to gain knowledge of that world and to attempt control over it. Assessing two kinds of miniature - the real and the imagined - allows rethinking of works by Swift, Pope, Gay, Johnson, Sterne, and others, and shows how the fictional miniature can correspond meaningfully to the world of things. The phenomenon of scaling down objects as various as teapots, bureaus, globes, buckets, spoons, battlefields, and diving bells, has a relationship to large-scale events as various as financial revolution, globalization, scientific discovery, war and other events that challenge old modes of representation and demand new ones
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NhCcYBP
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Rabb, Melinda Alliker
Dewey number
820.9/004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR431
LC item number
.R33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Miniature objects in literature
  • Material culture in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
Label
Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765, Melinda Alliker Rabb
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2026063
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108649452
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028972459
Label
Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765, Melinda Alliker Rabb
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2026063
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108649452
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028972459

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