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Dreadful visitations

confronting natural catastrophe in the age of enlightenment

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural disasters -- History -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Alessa Johns.
    ContributionsJohns, Alessa.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB5014 .D74 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL383069M
    ISBN 100415921759, 0415921767
    LC Control Number98045499

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    Alessa Johns's work focuses on the long eighteenth century; her interests include British literature and culture, European women writers, Utopian literature and theory, Travel, the study of Disasters, Jane Austen, and Anglo-German cultural exchange. She is an affiliated faculty member in German and Comparative Literature. Publications. p. BOOK XI CHAPTER I. Arthur hasteneth to Britain Hereof, verily, most noble Earl, will Geoffrey of Monmouth say ess, according as he hath found it in the British discourse aforementioned, and hath heard from Walter of Oxford, a man of passing deep lore in many histories, in his own mean style will he briefly treat of the battles which that renowned .


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