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Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vanities of the Eye investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe, a time in which the nature and reliability of human vision was the focus of much debate."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 9780199250134 0199250138
OCLC Number: 74522281
Description: xi, 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Species : visions and values --
Fantasies : seeing without what was within --
Prestiges : illusions in magic and art --
Glamours : demons and virtual worlds --
Images : the reformation of the eyes --
Apparitions : the discernment of spirits --
Sights : King Saul and King Macbeth --
Seemings : philosophical scepticism --
Dreams : the epistemology of sleep --
Signs : vision and the new philosophy.
Responsibility: Stuart Clark.
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Investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe. This book explores the controversial debates of the time - from the fantasies and hallucinations of melancholia, to the  Read more...

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[A] densely argued work. * British Journal for the History of Science * A major intellectual triumph, an indispensible and enlightening read for all those interested in the early modern body and its Read more...

 
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