Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
New WorldCat.org coming soon
Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture
Checking...

Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this original and fascinating book, Stuart Clark investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe. At a time in which the nature and reliability of human vision was a focus for debate in medicine, art theory, science, and philosophy, there was an explosion of interest in the truth (or otherwise) of miracles, dreams, magic, and witchcraft. Was seeing really believing? Vanities of the Eye  Read more...
Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clark, Stuart.
Vanities of the eye.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)74522281
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 0191530476 9780191530470 9786611164041 6611164049 9780191562099 0191562092
OCLC Number: 252692755
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 415 pages) : illustrations
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.

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

[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...

 
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.