Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a Lost World

Michael Freeman

Verlag: Orient BlackSwan, 2006
ISBN 10: 8125030077 / ISBN 13: 9788125030072
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As the Victorians excavated the earth to create canals and railways in the early part of the nineteenth century, geological discoveries brought to light new narratives of the prehistoric, ideas that resounded in British society, art, and literature of the period. This engaging and generously illustrated book explores the Victorian fascination with all things prehistoric. Michael Freeman shows how men and women were both energized and unsettled by the realization that the formation of the earth over hundreds of millions of years and Darwin?s theories about the origins of life contradicted what they had read in the Bible. He describes the rock and fossil collecting craze that emerged, the sources of inspiration and imagery discovered by writers and artists, and the new importance of geologists and paleontologists. He also discusses the cathedral-like museums that sprang up in cities and towns, shrines to all that was progressive in the age but still clothed in the trappings of traditional ideas. Printed Pages: 452. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14173

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Titel: Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a ...
Verlag: Orient BlackSwan
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New

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Freeman, Michael
Verlag: Yale University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0300103344 ISBN 13: 9780300103342
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Eastleach Books
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 2004. 1st edition.. Cloth, dj, F/F. x+310pp, 131 colour & b/w illustrations, index, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. New. Detailed account of the Victorian passion for all things Prehistoric & Dinosaur. The vast civil engineering projects of the age uncovered evidence of huge creatures & a Geological history of the Earth which was in stark contrast with that told in the Bible. The Victorians were enthralled. 1000 grams. Artikel-Nr. 28397

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