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Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture 1650-1765

Author: Melinda Alliker Rabb
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the phenomenon of miniaturization in material culture, literature, and theories of cognition, this study examines the appeal and function of the small-scale during the period from 1650 to 1765"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda Alliker Rabb
ISBN: 9781108425834 1108425836 9781108444286 1108444288
OCLC Number: 1045202171
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to an age of small-scale --
Swift and miniature: Cogito ergo Gulliver --
Lilliput recalibrated: Johnson and others --
Toying with thought: Pope, Gay, Dodsley --
War in miniature: models, maps, medals, and Sterne's Tristram Shandy --
Science and miniature: animal rationis capax and homo depictor --
Coda "The last extreme of littleness": miniature and the postmodern imagination.
Responsibility: Melinda Alliker Rabb, Brown University, Rhode Island.

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Examining the phenomenon of miniaturization in material culture, literature and theories of cognition, this study examines the appeal and function of the small in the period from 1660 to 1765.  Read more...

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