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  1. Sea Dogs: Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age by Neville Williams, 1975-10-23
  2. Sir Walter Raleigh: Being a True and Vivid Account of the Life and Times of the Explorer, Soldier, Scholar, Poet, and Courtier--The Controversial Hero of the Elizabethan Age by Raleigh Trevelyan, 2004-10-01

41. Library Newsletter
a household name by the age of 23 s birthday as madrigal group The elizabethans performsongs Science Fiction/Fantasy exploration Book Group Thursday, February
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"National Library Week is a great time to see what’s new at Lisle Library and how your librarian can direct you to the information you need when you need it," says Lisle Library Director Bill Strecker. "We encourage all members of the community to come check us out." And this year, when you stop by Arbor Printing and Graphics, 5100 Academy Drive, Flowers of Lisle, 4728 Main Street, and Yerbabuena Mexican Restaurant, 4732 Main Street during National Library Week, April 6 through April 12, you’ll receive a discount for showing them your Lisle Library card. If you don’t have a card, stop by the main Circulation desk. Parents can now sign up children of any age. A librarian is the ultimate search engine. Adult Programs
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42. The Evolution Of Psyche And Society By Lloyd DeMause
elizabethans thought melancholy both a very wretched state and a was allowed andfreedom for self exploration did not the new freedoms of the age as terribly

43. Course Descriptions
An exploration of the ties between trade and Topics include Black Athena, Nubia,Iron age Production, Trade and TV from the New elizabethans to Thatcher's

Graduate ... Tufts Home Course Descriptions Foundation Seminars (High Demand) HST. 01BM: Men, Women and Patriarchy in the Middle East
An examination of women and the family in the Middle East in the medieval and modern Islamic period. We will examine tribal systems and compound households. How an extended patriarchal family structure affects both men and women; Islamic law and its relation to family issues. The Aur’an and the hadith (traditions about the Prophet) contain rich material on women and family, and there are other available primary sources for both the medieval and modern period. HST. 01DM: Great War
This foundation seminar will use the First World War (1914-1918) as a vehicle to explore a variety of historiographical genres, traditional and new: military, diplomatic, social, economic, gendered, fictional, film both documentary and imaginative. There are a number of new provocative and interesting approaches to consider. There will be special attention to the development of library and electronic research skills and to the process of finding, defining and developing research topics. HST. 01EH: Salem Witch Trials

44. Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis And The Discovery Of Man: The Renaissance
We may even think of the exploration of the New World sense of dignity and thriftcharacteristic of an age to come The elizabethans clothed this quest in poetry
Lecture 4
The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man: The Renaissance
Living, I despise what melancholy fate
has brought us wretches in these evil years.
Long before my birth time smiled and may again,
for once there was, and yet will be, more joyful days.
But in this middle age time's dregs
sweep around us, and we beneath a heavy
load of vice. Genius, virtue, glory now
have gone, leaving chance and sloth to rule.
Shameful vision this! We must awake or die! -Petrarch, Epistolae metricae When all is said and done, it can be argued that the Renaissance of the 14th and 15th centuries was not indicative of an extraordinary intellectual event or movement. The 12th century Renaissance, characterized as it was by the by the spirit of inquiry and skepticism of Peter Abelard (see Lecture 1 ), is much more deserving of that label. And when we think of the Renaissance today, we perhaps think of tangible images like sculpture, painting and architecture. We may even think of the de Medici, that powerful Italian family of bankers and purveyors of political intrigue. We may even think of the exploration of the New World and the exploitation of that world. Or perhaps we may focus our recollection on the perfection of moveable type by a German print master by the name of Gutenberg. Why did the Renaissance occur? This is a difficult question at best there are no easy answers. In general, however, we could argue that the ordered, formalistic, and compartmentalized society of the Middle Ages allowed those forces which had created it to destroy it as well. These forces developed to such an extent that they outgrew the fixed and narrow framework through which they functioned. In other words, the medieval matrix held the seeds of its own decline. Realities such as a surplus of agricultural produce, the increasing urbanization of Europe, a swelling population, wider trading zones and a thirst for knowledge finally broke the stranglehold of the medieval matrix. Man emerged from the fragments of the medieval synthesis and saw, perhaps for the first time since the classical age of Greece, the world of Man and the world of Nature.

45. Musica Antiqua Of London
to sooth the Melancholy Humour The elizabethans exposed themselves to for Viols andVoyce An exploration of some music in that truly Golden age of Elizabethan
Current repertoire includes: Flights of Fancy: The flowering of the English Viol Consort
A programme which covers the long tradition of consort-playing at the English court, ranging from some of the repertory which might have been suitable for Henry VIII's viol consort through to its last flowering in the hands of the young Purcell.
4 viols Passionate Pavans and Farewell Fancies
Music from the last days of the English viol consort, including majestic pavans and fantasias by composers such as Jenkins, Tomkins, Lawes and Purcell. This programme could include a performance of Ivan Moody's Farewell for Viols (1993) specially written for the Rose Consort, or this could be replaced with further Jacobean music.
5 viols Hoe, who comes here?
A celebration of the music of Thomas Morley to mark the 400th anniversary of his death in 1602, interspersed with readings from his 'A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke', together with songs, fantasias and dances by his teacher William Byrd and his Elizabethan colleagues.
5 viols and soprano Evenly, Softly, and Sweetly Acchording to All

46. EMC Exhibits
E 4013 Shakespeare and the elizabethans. E 3979 Signs and Symbols. Artists ofthe Ice age. (Art and Man) - E 3952 Prehistoric Art. E 205. exploration.
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SUBJECT Title - Call Number ADVERTISING Art of Persuasion. (Art and Man) - E3930 AFRICA Africa Culture Kit A. - E 4617
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African Animals. - E 6321
African Crafts. - E 1055
African Cup in the Form of a Head. - E 1579
African Dance Mask (Ivory Coast). - E 221
African Dance Mask (Nigeria). - E 4038
African Dance Masks. - E 7078
African Guinea Fowl. - E 2402
African Hair Styles. - E 4094 African Horned Mask. - E 147 African Man. - E 6208 African Mask (Cameroon). - E 4039 African Mask (Congo). - E 4097 African Mask, Mossi (Upper Volta). - E 4098 African Textile Decoration. - E 7077 African Watering Hole (Kenya). - E 12 Ashanti Elder (Ghana). (Costumed Figure) - E 6202 Cameroon Cap Mask. - E 4096 Congo Cap Mask. - E 4018 Dogon Man (Mali). (Costumed Figure) - E 6203 Elan Horns. - E 7987

47. James Morgan Hart (1884-85)
But when, by dint of patient exploration, we have struggled is a gulf between himand the meanest of the great elizabethans. So far as he is of any age and not
James Hart, "The College Course in English Literature, How it May Be Improved" (1884)
  • How is this amount of time to be best utilized? I confess that at more than one point I am in doubt; at least, my past experience is still to some extent only experimental.
  • To my way of thinking, the study of English literature means the study of the great movement of English life and feeling, as it is reflected in the purest prose of representative men; those men who have led their people's sympathies. Rhetoric always savors to me of the school-bench. It is, if we look into it scrutinizingly, little more than verbal jugglery. And however clever we may be at it ourselves, however quick we may be at perceiving it in others, we shall be none the wiser in understanding an author, the influences that moulded him, his peculiar mission, his hold upon us. The proper object of literary study, in one word, is to train us to read , to grasp an author's personality in all its bearings. And the less rhetoric here, the better in my judgment. Rhetorical exercises are, of course, useful. So are the parallel bars and dumb-bells of a gymnasium. Need I push the comparison farther?
  • In the next place, how is it with Anglo-Saxon and early English? I think that here most of us have confounded two radically distinct matters, vis., literature and language. Literature is thought. Were, now, the connection of thought between our King Alfred of pious memory and our Queen Victoria an unbroken continuity, I could spare my time. I should say at once, unhesitatingly, that it would be our duty to master
  • 48. The Sidney Homepage - Biography Of Sir Philip Sidney
    Early in 1568, at the age of thirteen, Philip entered took a great interest in NewWorld exploration at this prepare for it in the way elizabethans prayed to
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) by Roger Kuin Philip Sidney was born at Penshurst (Kent) at 4:45 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 1554, the eldest son of Sir Henry Sidney and Lady Mary Dudley, eldest daughter of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland and sister of Robert, Earl of Leicester and Ambrose, Earl of Warwick. His father had been a close companion of the young King Edward VI, and continued to serve his country under Queen Mary and, later, Queen Elizabeth. From 1564 until 1568 Philip, with his lifelong friend Fulke Greville, attended Shrewsbury school, under Thomas Ashton, one of the age's notable educators. While Sidney was at Shrewsbury, Sir Henry was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where his attempts to rule with visible justice were continually thwarted by the fact that one of the two bitter rival nobles in his domain, the Earl of Ormond, was also a favourite of the Queen, resident at Court, a Privy Councillor, and an ally of Leicester's (and Sidney's) enemy the Earl of Sussex. Early in 1568, at the age of thirteen, Philip entered Christ Church, Oxford. Here he stayed three years and had as contemporaries and friends Richard Hakluyt the geographer and William Camden the historian. When Sidney was seventeen his uncle, the Earl of Leicester, sent him on a tour of the Continent, to learn languages and international relations. In May 1572 he crossed to France in a special embassy to Charles IX, with Leicester's recommendation to Sir Francis Walsingham, then resident ambassador in Paris. Here he met Hubert Languet (1518-1581), a Huguenot humanist and political observer for the Elector of Saxony, whose protégé, friend and correspondent he was to become for the next nine years. He also was caught up in the St Bartholomew's Massacre, when thousands of Protestants were slaughtered.

    49. Bly's Courses
    H28.0711 An exploration of the first great period Europe and culminating in the great age of certainty Great Chain of Being of the elizabethans, moves through

    Bly's Courses
    Prepare what to say, and then you will be listened to; draw upon your training, and give your answer.
    Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 33:4
    Below are my courses, in descending chronological order. To go directly to the syllabus for a course, click on its title.
    Spring 2001
    Electron Lit: Hypertext Theory and Practice
    The dawn of the computer age has seen the emergence of a new genre of literature, hypertext: non-linear fiction and poetry created specifically to be read on a computer. Hypertext literature can be found in all shapes, sizes, and venues, from Judy Malloy's Its Name Was Penelope a small (196 Kbytes) stand-alone poetry collection (published by Eastgate Systems ) to John McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, which comes (also from Eastgate ) in a box containing five floppy disks, two cassette tapes, a sheaf of publisher's page proofs, and a "Getting Started" manual to Mark Amerika's sprawling Grammatron project on the World Wide Web.
    Fall 2000
    Electron Lit: Hypertext Theory and Practice
    Fordham University
    CMRU 2527
    The dawn of the computer age has seen the emergence of a new genre of literature, hypertext: non-linear fiction and poetry created specifically to be read on a computer. Hypertext literature can be found in all shapes, sizes, and venues, from Judy Malloy's

    50. The Tempest At The University Of Utah
    to sea in a tub with her father at an extremely early age, and has One of the ideasbehind The Tempest is the elizabethans' exploration of the New World, and
    T he Tempest at the University of Utah Contents: Plot Summary The Tempest Plot Summary After recounting this unfortunate history to his daughter, Prospero causes a deep sleep to come upon Miranda. Ariel, an airy servant spirit, enters at the service of Prospero. Prospero listens to a report of the night ,s events from his captive spirit. Ariel advises Prospero that he has ensured the safety of all aboard the ship, and the ship itself. Prospero assigns his dainty spirit the future events that are to occur under Ariel,s supervision. In return for Ariel's service, Prospero promises him his freedom. The love story begins when Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples, is led to Prospero and Miranda's presence. Ferdinand and Miranda fall in love upon first sight. Prospero voices his outward displeasure of their affections, but inwardly approves. Distressed at this seeming barrier to his new love, Ferdinand draws his sword upon Prospero. Prospero fends off Ferdinand's attack with the use of magical powers. Aware of Prospero's powers, Ferdinand submits to his will. The play continues with Ariel dispersing the shipwrecked crew around on the magical island. Antonio plots with the King's brother, Sebastian, the murder of the King. Alonso, the King of Naples is distressed at the apparent loss of his son. Alonso, being mentally and physically exhausted from the recent events sleeps, with some magical assistance from Ariel. All of the King's party fall under Ariel's sleeping spell except Antonio and Sebastian. Ariel releases the party from the spell just as Antonio and Sebastian are on the verge of killing the King.

    51. Three Historic Horoscopes
    and plenty at home and of exploration, adventure and middle Tudor period, followedthe golden age of England the overseas activities of the elizabethans paid no
    by Peter Morrell These three horoscopes illustrate very nicely the diversity of planetary phenomena and how they can be interpreted by an astrologer to give remarkable insights into the lives and minds of the figures concerned. Vincent Van Gogh The son of a preacher, Van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 on the Belgium-Holland border [Groot-Zundert]; at 11am in the chart I have [source: 'The Book of the Zodiac' c.1972]. He has 22 deg Cancer on the ascendant, which is a degree common amongst artists [Salvador Dali also has it; Leonardo had Uranus in the same degree]. He also has 4 planets in fire and 3 in earth signs, depicting the active and practical 'fire-earth type' so common amongst artists. He has 5 planets in mutable signs depicting a desire to blend in and adapt to his surroundings rather than to dominate them.
      'An unrequited love affair with an English schoolmistress accentuated his inferiority complex and religious passion... [he] trained unsuccessfully to become a Methodist preacher. In 1878 he became an evangelist for a religious society [in Belgium]... he practised the Christian virtues with great zeal, sleeping on the floor of a derelict hut and giving away all his possessions.' [Chamber's, p.1496]
    The 1850s movement of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto through Taurus is of great interest. Taurus being regarded as the main sign of art, it shows new revolutionary skills and ideas in art; and a new tradition [Uranus] being established to embellish the old [Saturn]. The revolution referred to was probably Impressionism:

    52. Modern British Studies At Texas A&M University, Department Of English
    Woolf, Eliot, and the elizabethans The Politics Awkward About The Awkward age? Centuries' Ends Gendered Landscapes An Interdisciplinary exploration of Past
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    Siraj Ahmed

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    Siraj Ahmed
    , Assistant Professor of English Book Projects in Progress
    • "The Cunning of Empire: Early British India and the Enlightenment"
    • "'The Power to Lend Money Without Extracting Interest': Renegade Capitalism in Late Eighteenth-Century British India." Interpreting Colonialism . Ed. Byron Wells and Philip Stewart. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, forthcoming.
    • "The Theater of the Civilized Self: Edmund Burke and the East India Trials." Representations
    • "'The Pure Soil of Universal Benevolence': The Rule of Property and the Pise of an Imperial Ideology in the 1790s." Eighteenth Century Ireland
    • "'An Unlimited Intercourse': Historical Contradictions and Imperial Romance in the Early Nineteenth Century." The Containment and Re-Deployment of English India . Ed. Daniel O'Quinn. College Park: U of Maryland P, 2002.
    Harriette Andreadis , Professor of English Book Projects in Progress
    • "The Collected Poetry of Katherine Philips"
    • "Voices of Texas Women: A Compilation from the Private Writings of Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Texas"
    • Sappho in Early Modern England: Female Same-Sex Literary Erotics, 1550-1714

    53. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: English Literature
    (Catholic Encyclopedia)Category Society Religion and Spirituality E...... the immediate successors of the elizabethans, there arose glance at the general characterof the age. human life that new knowledge, exploration, and learning
    Home Encyclopedia Summa Fathers ... E > English Literature A B C D ... Z
    English Literature
    It is not unfitting to compare English Literature to a great tree whose far spreading and ever fruitful branches have their roots deep down in the soil of the past. Over such a tree, since the small beginnings of its growth, many vicissitudes of climate have passed; periods of storm, of calm, of sunshine, and of rain; of bitter winds and of genial life-bearing breezes; each change leaving its trace behind in the growth and development of the living plant. It is obvious, then,, that to present the complete history of such an organism in a few pages is impossible; all that can be attempted in this article is to describe the main lines of its life. Christianity , preached by St. Augustine in 597, bringing in its train education, science, and the arts, was the main factor in this refining change. Such British tribes as had escaped the English destroyer remained for a time almost entirely apart, though they and their literature were afterwards to have no small influence upon the literary development of England. Putting aside minor verse we come first upon the "Beowulf", a narrative poem which, together with a few other fragments, is all we have of the old English epic. It seems clear that the matter of it is much older than its present form. It is a storehouse of the thinking and feeling of the forefathers of the English people when they were still heathen and before they came to Britain, even though the poem may not have been actually put together in its present form until the ninth or tenth century. It gives a picture of very great interest of certain aspects of the actual life of the people. The English temper of mind at its best, enduring and heroic, pervades it throughout.

    An exploration of the lost world of Victorian Britain's most popular THE age OF MIRACLES G. Williams survey of life and times of the elizabethans seen through
    Felicity J Warnes Book List No 7 List Overview Last Updated 23rd Feb 2003 Previous List Social History Next list CRIMES OF PASSION - Love, Jealousy, Revenge, Obsession, Despair - Compiled. Pub 1983. Pictorial compendium of murder from the Victorian era to the 1950's based mainly on newspaper articles and Illust. 156pp. 28 x 22. Clean in sl. Faded D/J. THE TRANSPLANTED - John Bodnar. A history of Immigrants in Urban America. 216pp plus 50pp of notes and 19pp Bib. 23 x 15. P/B. Good. THE BATTLE FOR OBLIVION - The Discovery of Anaesthesia - Betty MacQuity. Foreword Christian Barnard. Pub 1969. The fascinating, dramatic story of William Morton who dedicated his life to and discovered an effective painkiller. Illust. Bib. 186pp. 23 x 15. Cloth covers sl. faded O/W very good. THE COURT AT WINDSOR - A Domestic History - Christopher Hibbert. Pub 1972 BC. The intimate story of a royal house through the personalities, lives and pleasures of its occupants. Illust. Bib. 299pp. 22 x 14. Clean to good in sl. worn D/J. THE DEATH DOCTORS - Arthur Kent. Pub 1974. True stores of doctors who have used their knowledge and skills to bring about the patients death. 237pp. 20 x 13. 237pp. Clean in worn D/J.

    55. Untitled
    References to the author which are unlikely to be referenced in standard bibliographies.Category Arts Literature Authors W Woolf, Virginia Bibliography...... are under threat in our age differentiated subjectivity lessons about Chaucer andthe elizabethans, Montaigne and This is both an exploration of women's journal
    Passing Glances at Virginia Woolf References to Woolf, or her characters, are likely to show up in the most unlikely places. Sven Birkerts, for example, in The Gutenberg Elegies The Christmas Letters (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1996), has a middle-aged female character return to college, while her marriage is breaking up, to write an honors thesis on Woolf. In these and other books making up our reading at random, Woolf is therea testament to her genius and, further, to several decades of her readers' passionate and public scholarship. But she is not just thereshe is being used. She is "passing" for (or against) something, in the sense that Pamela Caughie has recently discussed ("Let is Pass: Changing the Subject, Once Again," PMLA We at The International Virginia Woolf Society have been soliciting the help of Woolf-minded readers everywhere in order to come up with such references (which by definition will elude the standard bibliographic compilers). Below are the ones we've received so far, for which we're grateful. You are encouraged to send in your own examples of references to Woolf in works of literature or nonfiction, together with a short analysis of what "passing" use is being made of her (as in the following examples). Note:Ê By popular demand, we've begun to collect "glances" from the popular press, as well.Ê These are collected separately below, after the book entries.

    56. Baker's Plays Audition & Scene Study Books
    indexed by play, character, age and playing from the Greeks, Jacobeans, elizabethans(excluding Shakespeare binding theme of multicultural exploration at it's
    Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs and Playlets For Teens * Peg Kehret. These original short-length scripts express the honest feelings of teenagers their joys and their problems. Subjects include the environment, diets, babysitting, self-image, drunk driving, teenage sex and more all treated with humor, warmth and realism. Most roles may be played by either male or female performers. No special sets, props or costumes are needed, thus placing full emphasis on acting. From the author of the best-selling Winning Monologs for Young Actors and Encore!
    +Acting Scenes and Monologs for Young Women Maya Levy. Sixty characterizations in monologues, duets, trios and quartets varying in length between two to six minutes will challenge and engage young actresses, no matter what the level of experience.
    Acting Scenes from the Classics Edited by Brainerd Duffield. This excellent collection of short scenes for use by acting students in audition, practice, or class, encompasses all major historical periods, from the Greeks through 1900. Comedy, tragedy, farce and melodrama are included. A rich, stimulating and valuable work for all students of drama. Playwrights such as Sophocles, Goldoni, Shakespeare, Congreve, Ibsen and Synge are represented in this popular volume.
    Actors'/ Actresses' Audition Speeches for All Ages and Accents * Edited by Jean Marlow. These two volumes superbly pull together unusual monologues from plays well known and unfamiliar, modern and classical, from around the world, for many ethnic groups and particular accents. Also included in each volume is a section on the preparation of successful auditions as well as advice from directors and casting directors.

    57. Chapter II
    consulted before voyages of trade and exploration sponsored from there fool than everyoneelse in his age, for all are taken from works of elizabethans of Dee's
    I. Dee's reputation in his own day - respected by scholars, voyagers, practising craftsmen - influential patrons at court - but rumoured to be a wizard by the populace, persistently slandered as a "conjuror."
    II. The growth of legend after his death - Casaubon establishes the theory that Dee was deluded by devils - Dee adopted by the Rosicrucians - reverenced by "adepts" as the possessor of secret wisdom and the vehicle of a new revelation.
    III. The eighteenth century - Dee as a notable instance of folly and enthusiasm - increasing interest in him during the Gothick revival but not different in kind - a patronising contempt still the prevailing tone of interpretations of his career.
    IV. The nineteenth century - printing of the primary biographical sources - their failure to correct picture of Dee as a mere charlatan or black magician - the large number of such representations of him - circulation of spurious prophecy under his name - Dee and Victorian spiritualism and popular astrology.
    V. A modern revival of a more sober and scholarly interest in Dee and appreciation of his scientific importance justifies a full scale re-examination and revaluation.

    58. Elizabeth's England
    exploration of man’s nature, and exploration of the The real heroes of the agedid all these with order which was extremely important to many elizabethans.
    Elizabeth's England In his entire career, William Shakespeare never once set a play in Elizabethan England. His characters lived in medieval England ( Richard II ), France ( As You Like It ), Vienna ( Measure for Measure ), fifteenth-century Italy ( Romeo and Juliet Henry VIII Elizabethan England was a time for heroes. The ideal man was a courtier, an adventurer, a fencer with the skill of Tybalt, a poet no doubt better than Orlando, a conversationalist with the wit of Rosalind and the eloquence of Richard II, and a gentleman. In addition to all this, he was expected to take the time, like Brutus, to examine his own nature and the cause of his actions and (perhaps unlike Brutus) to make the right choices. The real heroes of the age did all these things and more. Despite the greatness of some Elizabethan ideals, others seem small and undignified, to us; marriage, for example, was often arranged to bring wealth or prestige to the family, with little regard for the feelings of the bride. In fact, women were still relatively powerless under the law. Home Back to Educational Resources Index Home Back to Educational Resources Index

    59. 1-15 Space Pirates
    useless. In taking exception, I noted that the elizabethans financed transatlanticexploration at a The age of the pirate is a critical phase in the Space Pirates.htm
    The Spacefaring Web
    1.15 Space Pirates
    Yet the historical analogy remains a useful tool for attempting to describe something as undefined as the settlement of space. Naturally, as the science of using polar analogs of space exploration grows, we examine the historical analogy of the ages of European exploration in greater detail. Imagining the first era of transatlantic exploration quickly brings to mind one of the oldest tropes of popular sci-fi: the space pirate. For all its tinfoil-suited cheesiness, the concept of "space pirate" actually contributes to our understanding of space development. Over the weekend I crossed cutlasses with the science and technology editor of the British newsweekly The Economist. A recent editorial called for America to "stop putting humans into orbit," declaring the whole enterprise "dangerous, costly and scientifically useless." In taking exception, I noted that the Elizabethans financed transatlantic exploration at a time when technology was similarly immature and returns every bit as speculative. The editor riposted with the observation that "there are not too many Spanish galleons to plunder in outer space." But there are, and there will be. If we succeed in opening the space frontier, before long at all buccaneers-by-analogy will be leading the way, drawn by avaricious dreams of easy fortune. The age of the pirate is a critical phase in the development of any frontier.

    60. Early Modern Themes: Old And New Worlds
    Columbus and the age of Discovery (Millersville Jones that the relationship betweenElizabethans and the way, to encourage English exploration and settlement.
    Early Modern Resources Themes Search Reference Representations ... HOME Old and New Worlds Explorations and Encounters Maps, Images and Texts Nations Slavery Explorations and Encounters The Early Modern World (Internet Modern History Sourcebook) sections on the early modern world system, mercantile capitalism, trade and the 'new economy' Columbus and the Age of Discovery (Millersville, Pennsylvania) searchable database of articles etc relating to 'encounter themes, as well as links to other sites The European Voyages of Discovery (Department of History, University of Calgary) an online tutorial focusing on the Portugese and Spanish explorations of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, in Africa, America and Asia Discoverers' Web (Andre Engels) all kinds of web materials on voyages of discovery, exploration and explorers Renaissance Exploration and Trade (Annenberg/CPB Project) part of an on-line exhibit on the Renaissance Renaissance Exploration, Travel, and the World outside Europe (Norton Topics Online) Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas (University of Pennsylvania Library) online exhibition, exploring Europeans' attempts 'to "read" native cultures of the Americas' (and vice versa); six thematic sections, including 'promotion and possession', 'viewers and the viewed', 'colonial fictions, colonial histories'

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