Exquisite mixture : the virtues of impurity in early modern England (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Exquisite mixture : the virtues of impurity in early modern England

Exquisite mixture : the virtues of impurity in early modern England

Author: Wolfram Schmidgen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The culture of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain is rarely credited with tolerance of diversity; this period saw a rising pride in national identity, the expansion of colonialism, and glorification of the Anglo-Saxon roots of the country. Yet at the same time, Wolfram Schmidgen observes, the concept of mixture became a critical element of Britons' belief in their own superiority. While the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Schmidgen
ISBN: 9780812244427 0812244427
OCLC Number: 785870949
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: England's Mixed Genius --
The Science of Mixture --
The Politics of Deformity --
Locke's Mixed Liberty --
Conclusion: Undividing Modernity.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: Wolfram Schmidgen.


Exquisite Mixture examines the writing of Robert Boyle, John Locke, Daniel Defoe, and others in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain who advocated mixture as a critical element of this belief  Read more...


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For Wolfram Schmidgen, mixture used to be construed as a transgressor or a threat, but in the new globalized context it has become the norm. His book will stimulate readers to think afresh on issues Read more...

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