The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

by Claire Preston

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198704805
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,100,711
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Claire Preston is Professor of Renaissance Literature at Queen Mary University of London. Her books include Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science, Bee, and Edith Wharton's Social Register. She is the recipient of Guggenheim and British Academy research awards and of the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize from the British Academy. She is the general editor of The Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne (8 vols.).

Table of Contents

Introduction 'A distemper of learning': the languages of science
1. Orlando Curioso: the lapsarian style of Thomas Browne
2. Equivocal Boyle and the enamelled telescope
3. 'A blessing in the wilderness': the place of science
4. Dining Out in the Republic of Letters: the rhetoric of scientific correspondence
5. The Counsel of Herbs: scientific georgic
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