The spectacular and the sacred: narrating landscape in works of travel

  title={The spectacular and the sacred: narrating landscape in works of travel},
  author={Innes M. Keighren and Charles W. J. Withers},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  pages={11 - 30}
This article – drawing upon the archives of the London publisher John Murray – addresses the narration of landscape in 19th century printed accounts of travel and exploration. The geological work of the earth scientist Charles Lyell, and the textual and cartographic investigations of the scriptural geographer Edward Robinson, are used to examine the construction of narrative as a question of inscriptive practice, rhetorical desideratum, and interpretative strategy. We show how, with specific… 

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