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Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670

Author: Elizabeth Spiller
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 45.
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Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature brings together key works in early modern science and imaginative literature.

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Spiller, Elizabeth.
Science, reading, and Renaissance literature.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003064600
Named Person: Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Spiller
ISBN: 0511195273 9780511195273 9780521830867 0521830869 0511195931 9780511195938
OCLC Number: 252521297
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : making early modern science and literature --
1. Model worlds : Philip Sidney, William Gilbert, and the experiment of worldmaking --
2. From embryology to parthenogenesis : the birth of the writer in Edmund Spenser and William Harvey --
3. Reading through Galileo's telescope : Johannes Kepler's dream for reading knowledge --
4. Books written of the wonders of these glasses : Thomas Hobbes, Robert Hooke, and Margaret Cavendish's theory of reading --
Afterword : fiction and the Sokal hoax.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 45.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Spiller.
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