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The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship

Author: Kelsey Jackson Williams
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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John Aubrey (1626-1697), antiquary, natural philosopher, and virtuoso, is best-remembered today for his 'Brief Lives', biographies of his contemporaries filled with luminous detail which have been mined for anecdotes by generations of scholars. However, Aubrey was much more than merely the hand behind an invaluable source of biographical material; he was also the author of thousands of pages of manuscript notebooks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Analys och tolkning
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: John Aubrey; John Aubrey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsey Jackson Williams
ISBN: 9780198784296 0198784295 9780191827808 0191827800
OCLC Number: 935690633
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2017 Katharine Briggs Folklore Award.
Description: viii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Stonehenge and the druids: antiquarian controversy in Restoration England --
2. Monumenta Britannica: ancient traces in the British landscape --
3. The old Roman fashion: architecture and its histories --
4. Writing lives: Aubrey, Anthony Wood, and antiquarian biography --
5. Ovid in the West Country: the ancient origins of folk custom --
6. A new philology: toponyms and comparative linguistics in Aubrey's late works.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Kelsey Jackson Williams.

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Kelsey Jackson Williams presents the first full account of the manuscript notebooks of the antiquary John Aubrey (1626-1697), which cover everything from the origins of Stonehenge to the evolution of  Read more...

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