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Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to by Amy L. Tigner

By Amy L. Tigner

Spanning the interval from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's recovery, this research argues the backyard is a prime website evincing a revolutionary narrative of swap, a story that appears to the Edenic as available excellent in court docket politics, monetary prosperity, and nationwide identification in early sleek England. within the first a part of the learn, Amy L. Tigner strains the conceptual types that the paradise imaginary takes in works via Gascoigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare, all of whom depict the backyard as an area during which to visualize the nationwide physique of britain and the gendered physique of the monarch. within the concluding chapters, she discusses the functionality of gardens within the literary works through Jonson, an nameless masque playwright, and Milton, the herbals of John Gerard and John Parkinson, and the tract writing of Ralph Austen, Lawrence Beal, and Walter Blithe. In those texts, the paradise imaginary is much less in regards to the physique politic of the monarch and extra approximately colonial objectives and urgent environmental matters. As Tigner identifies, in this interval literary representations of gardens turn into effective discursive types that either motivate buildings in their aesthetic rules and mirror concepts in horticulture and backyard know-how. additional, the advance of the botanical backyard ushers in a brand new global of technology and exploration. With the importation of a brand new international of vegetation, the backyard emerges as a locus of clinical examine: hybridization, clinical research, and the proliferation of recent ornamentals and aliments. during this method, the backyard capabilities as a way to appreciate and own the speedily increasing globe.

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