The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806): Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century [Hardback]

Emily Sloan(Author)

ISBN: 9781783274192 | Published by: Boydell Press | Series: Garden and Landscape History | Volume: 6 | Year of Publication: 2019 | 232p, H9.5 x W6.75, 8 color. 29 b/w.
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The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806)


After his military career, Major Hayman Rooke undertook detailed studies of landscape, ancient trees, natural history, meteorology, and ancient and Roman Britain. He was linked into a broad network of friends and correspondents, including landowners such as Earl Bathurst and the Duke of Portland, and their agents (among them Humphry Repton); he was also connected to numerous learned societies. Information from these sources, coupled with his wide-ranging reading and first-hand observations, gave him a unique perspective on the landscape.
This book examines Rooke's work, showing how landscapes were interpreted and understood in the eighteenth century; more broadly, it offers new insights into the antiquarian movement of the time. It is richly illustrated, making use of many of Rooke's own sketches and drawings.

EMILY SLOAN gained her doctoral thesis from the University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Rooke and his World
Rooke and the Natural World
Rooke and Ancient Britain
Rooke and Roman Britain
Conclusion: Rooke and his Landscape Studies
Appendix One: List of Rooke's publications
Appendix Two: Reconstruction of Rooke's diary

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