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Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe. This book explores the controversial debates of the time - from the fantasies and hallucinations of melancholia, to the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 0199250138 9780199250134
OCLC Number: 185257794
Description: xi, 415 s
Contents: PREFACE ; 1. Species: Vision and values ; 2. Fantasies: Seeing without what was within ; 3. Prestiges: Illusions in magic and art ; 4. Glamours: Demons and virtual worlds ; 5. Images: The reformation of the eyes ; 6. Apparitions: The discernment of spirits ; 7. Sights: King Saul and King Macbeth ; 8. Seemings: Philosophical scepticism ; 9. Dreams: The epistemology of sleep ; 10. Signs: Vision and the new philosophy ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Stuart Clark.

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