Overview

Engaging the fields of French studies, literary theory, the history of cartography and geography, and women's studies, Mapping Discord discovers in the phenomenon of allegorical cartography important theoretical questions about the relations in seventeenth-century France between power, history, rationalist discourses of science, and the figural designs of imaginative writing.
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Mapping Discord

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Overview

Engaging the fields of French studies, literary theory, the history of cartography and geography, and women's studies, Mapping Discord discovers in the phenomenon of allegorical cartography important theoretical questions about the relations in seventeenth-century France between power, history, rationalist discourses of science, and the figural designs of imaginative writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780845345580
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

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Jeffrey N. Peters is Associate Professor of French at the University of Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

1 From cosmography to cartography : power and representation in early modern French maps 45
Writing space 48
From space to place : Champlain in Quebec 55
Abstraction as metaphor 67
Monarchy and the representation of space 74
2 Mapping nonsense : meaning and transgression in Scudery's "Carte de Tendre" 83
The space of meaning 88
Mapping Tendre 93
The conversation as map 100
Allegory and subversion 103
Terrae incognitae 114
3 The rape of "Tendre" and the violence of mapping 117
Rewriting Tendre 118
Francois d'Aubignac's history of time 126
Boileau and the disciplinary map 140
4 Eloquence at the boundaries : academic cartography in Furetiere and Sorel 147
In defense of eloquence 151
Sorel responds 162
The boundaries of allegory 170
5 Mapping the ancients and moderns : on the discursive history of allegorical cartography 177
The shield as globe 180
The absent center 189
In the temple of Saturn 197
Callieres and the persistence of rhetoric 209
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