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Islandology: Geography, Rhetoric, Politics Marc Shell

Islandology: Geography, Rhetoric, Politics

Marc Shell

Published October 8th 2014
ISBN : 9780804786294
Hardcover
392 pages
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Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for theMoreIslandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy (England and Iceland), explains the location of military hot-spots and great cities (Hormuz and Manhattan), and sheds new light on dozens of world-historical productions whose motivating islandic aspect has not heretofore been recognized (Shakespeares Hamlet and Wagners Ring of the Nibelung). Written by Shell in view of the melting of the worlds great ice islands, Islandology shows not only new ways that we think about islands but also why and how we think by means of them.