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Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture

Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] Oxford University Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Stuart Clarke examines the history of the senses in early modern Europe, a time when the nature and reliability of human vision was much debated. Was seeing really believing? Illustrating how this  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 9780199541607 0199541604
OCLC Number: 1014877517
Description: XI, 415 p. ill. 24 cm
Contents: PREFACE ; 1. Species: Vision and values ; 2. Fantasies: Seeing without what was within ; 3. Prestiges: Illusions in magic and art ; 4. Glamours: Demons and virtual worlds ; 5. Images: The reformation of the eyes ; 6. Apparitions: The discernment of spirits ; 7. Sights: King Saul and King Macbeth ; 8. Seemings: Philosophical scepticism ; 9. Dreams: The epistemology of sleep ; 10. Signs: Vision and the new philosophy ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
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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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