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Thomas Browne and the writing of early modern science

Author: Claire Preston
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ Press, 2009. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Claire Preston argues that Thomas Browne's work can be fully understood only within the range of disciplines and practices associated with natural philosophy and early modern empiricism. In this major new evaluation of Browne's oeuvre, Preston examines how the developing essay form, the discourse of scientific experiment, and above all Bacon's model of intellectual progress and cooperation determined the unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Browne, Sir; Thomas Browne, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Preston
ISBN: 0521107792 9780521107792
OCLC Number: 461309472
Description: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Browne's civility; 2. Religio Medici: the junior endeavour; 3. The civil monument: Pseudodoxia Epidemica and investigative culture; 4. The laureate of the grave: Urne-Buriall and the failure of memory; 5. The jocund cabinet and the melancholy museum: a brief excursion into Brownean comedy; 6. The epitome of the earth: The Garden of Cyrus and verdancy; 7. The fruits of natural knowledge: the fugitive writings, and a conclusion.
Responsibility: Claire Preston.

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In this illuminating study, Claire Preston examines Thomas Browne's work in the context of the development of scientific disciplines and practices in the seventeenth century. In particular, she  Read more...

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