Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Hardback)
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Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 13/11/2008
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Doctor, linguist, scientist, natural historian, and writer of what is probably the most remarkable prose in the English language, Sir Thomas Browne was a virtuoso in learning whose many interests form a representative portrait of his age. To understand the period which we more usually refer to as the Civil War, the Restoration, or the Scientific Revolution, we need to understand parts of the intellectual and spiritual background that are often neglected and which Browne magnificently figures forth. This collection of essays about all aspects of Thomas Browne's work and thought is the first such volume to appear in 25 years. It offers the specialist and the student a wide-ranging array of essays by an international team of leading scholars in seventeenth-century literary studies who extend our understanding of this extremely influential and representative early-modern polymath by embracing recent developments in the field, including literary-scientific relations, the development of Anglican spirituality, civil networks of intellectual exchange, the rise of antiquarianism, and Browne's own legacy in modern literature.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199236213
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 802 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 23 mm


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This biography is almost unimprovable: assiduous in scholarship, lucid in expositions its author makes controversy comprehensible. Barbour aimed to show how remarkable Browneas life was; in the achievement of that aim his success is triumphant. * C.D.C. Armstrong, Church Times *
a very high standard * Medical History *

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