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Wonder & science : imagining worlds in early modern Europe

Author: Mary B Campbell
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds - geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery as well as conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science."--BOOK JACKET. "Campbell's new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographics, colonial reports, works of natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell, Mary B., 1954-
Wonder & science.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)742493303
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary B Campbell
ISBN: 0801436486 9780801436482 0801489180 9780801489181
OCLC Number: 41628149
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2000 Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities.
Description: xiv, 366 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
pt. I. Imagination and Discipline. II. Travel Writing and Ethnographic Pleasure: Andre Thevet and America, Part I. III. The Nature of Things and the Vexations of Art --
pt. II. Alternative Worlds. IV. On the Infinite Universe and the Innumerable Worlds. V. A World in the Moon: Celestial Fictions of Francis Godwin and Cyrano de Bergerac. VI. Outside In: Hooke, Cavendish, and the Invisible Worlds --
pt. III. The Arts of Anthropology. VII. Anthropometamorphosis: Manners, Customs, Fashions, and Monsters. VIII. "My Travels to the other World": Aphra Behn and Surinam. IX. E Pluribus Unum: Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains and Enlightenment Ethnology. Coda: The Wild Child.
Other Titles: Wonder and science
Responsibility: Mary Baine Campbell.

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