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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

by Nieves Mathews, Francis Bacon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300064411

ISBN-13: 9780300064414

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

Was Francis Bacon a great man, a just judge, a teacher of kings, and founder of modern science and philosophy? Or was he a cruel, corrupt, and power-hungry politician who deserved imprisonment and disgrace? In this penetrating reevaluation of one of Britain's most significant figures, Nieves Mathews rescues Bacon from a long tradition of abuse and

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Was Francis Bacon a great man, a just judge, a teacher of kings, and founder of modern science and philosophy? Or was he a cruel, corrupt, and power-hungry politician who deserved imprisonment and disgrace? In this penetrating reevaluation of one of Britain's most significant figures, Nieves Mathews rescues Bacon from a long tradition of abuse and misrepresentation and reveals how distorted facts can be recast as historical truths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300064414
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
606
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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