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World-building and the early modern imagination

Author: Allison Kavey
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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"From British attempts on the stage and page to reinvent the world order with their island at the center to the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher's museum that strove to make the invisible visible, the early modern period was rife with attempts to reimagine the world and the human place within it. This volume looks at natural philosophers, playwrights, historians, and other figures in the period 1500-1700 as a means of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Kongressbericht
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World-building and the early modern imagination.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)763681466
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Kavey
ISBN: 9780230105881 0230105882
OCLC Number: 515439090
Description: viii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction:"Think you there was, or ever could be" a world such as this I dreamed / Allison B. Kavey --
Paracelsus on the "new creation" and demonic magic: misunderstandings, oversights, and false accusations in his early reception / Dane T. Daniel --
Building blocks: imagination, knowledge, and passion in Agrippa von Nettesheim's De oculta philosophia libri tres / Allison B. Kavey --
The astrological cosmos of Johannes Kepler / Sheila J. Rabin --
A theater of the unseen: Athanasius Kircher's Museum in Rome / Mark A. Waddell --
Fantasy islands: Utopia, The tempest, and New Atlantis as places of controlled credulousness / Guido Giglioni --
Imagination and pleasure in the cosmography of Thomas Burnet's Sacred theory of the Earth / Al Coppola --
The Jesuit mission to Ethiopia (1555-1634) and the death of Prester John / Matteo Salvadore --
Red Sea travelers in Mediterranean lands: Ethiopian scholars and early modern Orientalism, ca. 1500-1668 / James De Lorenzi --
"In manners they be rude, and monst'rous eke in fashion": images of otherness in early modern drama / Patrick Tuite --
Icons of atrocity: John Derricke's Image of Irelande (1581) / Vincent Carey.
Responsibility: edited by Allison Kavey.
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