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William Lithgow's Totall discourse (1632) and his science of the world

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a seventeenth-century Protestant traveller's view of Europe and the Near East
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This thesis is an examination of William Lithgow (1582-1645?), and travel and travel writing in the early seventeenth century. Lithgow’s chief work, The Totall Discourse of the rare Adventures and Painefull Peregrinations…. (1632), is notable for its outspoken treatments of Roman Catholicism in Europe and Palestine, its melancholy assessments of Mediterranean civilisation, its remarks on combined English and Scottish colonial enterprises in Ireland, and its ‘eye-witness’ description...

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Oriel College (University of Oxford)
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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