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Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670

Author: Elizabeth Spiller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, no. 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature' brings together key works in early modern science and imaginative literature. The book documents how what have become two cultures of belief shared a common foundation of the importance of knowledge production.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Spiller
ISBN: 9780521037686 0521037689
OCLC Number: 124025539
Description: pages cm.
Contents: List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: making early modern science and literature; 1. Model worlds: Philip Sidney, William Gilbert and the experiment of worldmaking; 2. From embryology to parthenogenesis: the birth of the writer in Edmund Spenser and William Harvey; 3. Reading through Galileo's telescope: Johannes Kepler's dream for reading knowledge; 4. Books written of the wonders of these glasses: Thomas Hobbes, Robert Hooke and Margaret Cavendish's theory of reading; Afterword: fiction and the Sokal hoax; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, no. 46.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Spiller.

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