Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science

Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science

by Claire Preston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521107792
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2009
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Claire Preston is Fellow and Lecturer in English, Sidney Sussex College, and Newton Trust Lecturer, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

1. Browne's civility; 2. Religio Medici: the junior endeavour; 3. The civil monument: Pseudodoxia Epidemica and investigative culture; 4. The laureate of the grave: Urne-Buriall and the failure of memory; 5. The jocund cabinet and the melancholy museum: a brief excursion into Brownean comedy; 6. The epitome of the earth: The Garden of Cyrus and verdancy; 7. The fruits of natural knowledge: the fugitive writings, and a conclusion.

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