Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science

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März 2005



A major new critical evaluation of Thomas Browne's oeuvre in literature, science and philosophy.


1. Browne's civility; 2. Religio Medici: the junior endeavour; 3. The civil monument: Pseudodoxia Epidemica and investigative culture; 4. The laureate of the grave: Urne-Buriall and the failure of memory; 5. The jocund cabinet and the melancholy museum: a brief excursion into Brownean comedy; 6. The epitome of the earth: The Garden of Cyrus and verdancy; 7. The fruits of natural knowledge: the fugitive writings, and a conclusion.


Claire Preston is Fellow and Lecturer in English, Sidney Sussex College, and Newton Trust Lecturer, Faculty of English, Cambridge University.


Review of the hardback: '... Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science is a fitting tribute to its subject.' Times Literary Supplement Review of the hardback: '... one of the best ever written on Thomas Browne ... Preston teaches the reader to think about Browne anew ... a prose style that is vivid, elegant, and compelling.' Minerva Review of the hardback: 'Claire Preston's eloquent study, Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science (Cambridge University Press), perceptively illuminates the man and the work.' Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521837941
ISBN: 0521837944
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 266 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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