Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780190221232: Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemy's scientific works, Literary Territories argues that forms of literature that were conceived and produced in very different environments and for different purposes in Late Antiquity nevertheless shared an aesthetic sensibility which treated the classical "inhabited world," the oikoumene, as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. This type of "cartographical thinking" stresses the world of knowledge that is encapsulated in the literary archive. The archival aesthetic coincided with an explosion of late antique travel and Christian pilgrimage which in itself suggests important unifying themes between visual and textual conceptions of space. Indeed, by the end of Late Antiquity the geographical mode appears in nearly every type of writing in multiple Christian languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, and others). The diffusion of cartographical thinking throughout the real-world oikoumene, now the Christian Roman Empire, was a fundamental intellectual trajectory of Late Antiquity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Scott Fitzgerald Johnson is Assistant Professor of Classics and Letters at the University of Oklahoma.

Review:


"In sum, Literary Territories is an important book that demonstrates handily how a "more fluid approach" to geographical literature can provide fresh insights into the astrological, astronomical, cosmographical, geographical, and topographical texts of late antiquity. It poses new questions for the study of Christianization and urbanization in Late Antiquity. Moreover, Johnson's insights into the dynamics and effects of cartographical thinking are likely to serve as springboards future research. Students of pilgrims' writings stand to benefit from the similarities Johnson detects between these works and other non Christian travel genres. ... With Johnson as navigator and fellow-traveler, the journey ahead is bound to be eye-opening." --Georgia Frank, Journal of Late Antiquity


"there is...much of value in this study, which serves as a riveting introduction to travel literature in late antiquity." --Georgia L. Irby, The Classical Association of the Middle West and South


"Johnson's brilliant study of 'cartographical thinking' opens new territory for understanding late antique intellectual life. It explains with great clarity how literary representations of the world, rather like encyclopedias or maps, served as metaphors for the organization of knowledge. This fascinating tour of Greek, Latin, and Syriac literature deserves highest praise." --Michael Mass, Dumbarton Oaks


"Literary Territories is a dazzling study of geography and travel in late antiquity. Johnson brilliantly illuminates a variety of texts from the Mediterranean world, identifying both the traces of earlier classical modes of description, and their manipulation into an array of complex new forms. The result is an invigorating and original reading of many important literary works, and a persuasive portrait of the societies for which they were written." --Andrew Merrills, University of Leicester


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published by Oxford.
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford. Condition: New. 2016. Hardcover. Cloth, dj. New. Seller Inventory # P000193

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published by Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald
Published by OUP USA (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FU-9780190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 68.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson (author)
Published by OUP USA 2016-01-28, Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA 2016-01-28, Oxford, 2016. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 72.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dr. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Dr. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemy's scientific works, Literary Territories argues that forms of literature that were conceived and produced in very different environments and for different purposes in Late Antiquity nevertheless shared an aestheticsensibility which treated the classical "inhabited world," the oikoumene, as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. This type of "cartographical thinking" stresses the world of knowledge that is encapsulated in the literary archive. The archival aesthetic coincided with an explosion oflate antique travel and Christian pilgrimage which in itself suggests important unifying themes between visual and textual conceptions of space. Indeed, by the end of Late Antiquity the geographical mode appears in nearly every type of writing in multiple Christian languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, Armenian, and others). The diffusion of cartographical thinking throughout the real-world oikoumene, now the Christian Roman Empire, was a fundamental intellectual trajectory of LateAntiquity. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0190221232. Seller Inventory # ST0190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Dr. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemy's scientific works, Literary Territories argues that forms of literature that were conceived and produced in very different environments and for different purposes in Late Antiquity nevertheless shared an aestheticsensibility which treated the classical "inhabited world," the oikoumene, as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. This type of "cartographical thinking" stresses the world of knowledge that is encapsulated in the literary archive. The archival aesthetic coincided with an explosion oflate antique travel and Christian pilgrimage which in itself suggests important unifying themes between visual and textual conceptions of space. Indeed, by the end of Late Antiquity the geographical mode appears in nearly every type of writing in multiple Christian languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, Armenian, and others). The diffusion of cartographical thinking throughout the real-world oikoumene, now the Christian Roman Empire, was a fundamental intellectual trajectory of LateAntiquity. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780190221232

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

LITERARY TERRITORIES CARTOGRAPHICAL THINKING IN LATE ANTIQUITY (HARDBACK) -
ISBN 10: 0190221232 ISBN 13: 9780190221232
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: NEW. 9780190221232 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01596786

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book