Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium - Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 69 (eBOOK)


Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium - Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 69
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File Format:PDF
Publisher:Brill
Categories:Drama, Poetry, Criticism
Uploaded:2013-01-01 (2013)
Pages:352
Format:Paperback
Weight:557 g
ISBN:9789042036413
Overview:Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium - Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 69 - Brasil Island, better known as Hy Brasil, is a phantom island. In the fourteenth century Mediterranean mapmakers marked it on nautical charts to the west of Ireland, and its continued presence on maps over the next six hundred years inspired enterprising seafarers to sail across the Atlantic in search of it. Writers, too, fell for its lure. While English writers envisioned the island as a place of commercial and colonial interest, artists and poets in Ireland fashioned it into a fairyland of Celtic lore. This pioneering study first traces the cartographic history of Brasil Island and examines its impact on English maritime exploration and literature. It investigates the Gaelicization process that the island underwent in nineteenth century and how it became associated with St Brendan. Finally, it pursues the Brasil Island trope in modern literature, the arts and popular culture.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725721-9789042036413. It was written by the following authors: Barbara Freitag. Book Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium - Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 69, which can be read online, published by the company: Brill. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Drama, Poetry, Criticism. The book was published on 2013-01-01. It has 352 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 557 g. File for download Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium - Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature 69 has PDF format and is called hy-brasil-the-metamorphosis-of-an-island-from-cartographic-error-to-celtic-elysium-textxet-studies-in-comparative-literature-69.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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