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Labors of innocence in early modern England

Author: Joanna Picciotto
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In seventeenth-century England, intellectuals of various kinds discovered their idealized self-image in the Adam who investigated, named, and commanded the creatures. This title argues, that early  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Picciotto
ISBN: 9780674049062 0674049063
OCLC Number: 456170017
Description: ix, 863 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the intellectual's two bodies --
Digging up the hortus conclusus --
A union of eyes and hands: the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge --
The productive eye --
The culture of curiosity --
Instruments of truth --
Milton and the paradizable reader --
The professional observer.
Responsibility: Joanna Picciotto.

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[Picciotto] offers real insights into many literati from Abraham Cowley and Andrew Marvell at the beginning of the chosen period to Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison, and Celia Fiennes at the end. Read more...

 
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