Mountain Dialogues from Antiquity to Modernity

We are very pleased to announce plans for our edited volume Mountain Dialogues from Antiquity to Modernity, now complete in full draft and due to be on the shelves in 2021. Draft chapters were trialled at a workshop in December 2018.

Many of the chapters look at classical traditions of writing about mountains and the way in which later writers have responded to them; in other cases we aim to bring ancient and modern responses to mountains into dialogue with each other in a comparative perspective.

Our aim is cover a very wide chronological span, with chapters on ancient authors like Euripides and Jerome, through to Conrad Gessner, Thomas Burnet and William Coolidge among many others.

We’re also planning over the next few months a series of guest posts here, some of them by contributors to the volume. Watch this space!

Illustration: Vesuvius and Naples. By Livioandronico2013 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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