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By Leah Knight

eco-friendly in early sleek England didn't suggest what it does this day; yet what did it suggest? Unveiling a variety of models and interpretations of eco-friendly, this booklet bargains a cultural historical past of a colour that illuminates the unique valences greenness possessed in early sleek tradition. whereas treating eco-friendly as a panacea for something from sore eyes to in poor health minds, early moderns additionally perceived verdure as attentive to their verse, sympathetic to their sufferings, and endowed with mind-blowing powers of animation. writer Leah Knight explores the actual and figurative potentials of eco-friendly as they have been understood in Renaissance England, together with a few that foreshadow our paradoxical dependence on and sacrifice of the golf green global. Ranging throughout contexts from early glossy optics and olfaction to horticulture and natural well-being care, this learn explores a bunch of human encounters with the golf green international: either the impressions we make upon it and people it leaves with us. the 1st chapters think about the price put on methods of taking eco-friendly into early glossy our bodies and minds-by seeing it and respiring it in-while the following handle the manipulation of greenery through Orphic poets and medicinal herbalists in addition to grafters and graffiti artists. a last bankruptcy means that early sleek modes of treating eco-friendly wounds may possibly aspect towards a brand new type of intertextual ecology of analyzing and writing. interpreting eco-friendly in Early smooth England mines many pages from the interval - no longer actually yet tropically, metaphorically eco-friendly - that domesticate quite a few unforeseen meanings of eco-friendly and the ambience and powers it exuded within the early smooth world.

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