Sir Thomas Browne
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Sir Thomas Browne by Reid Barbour
Book DescriptionDoctor, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199236213
(240mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reid Barbour
Sir Thomas Browne, Paperback (June 2016)
Reid Barbour brings the historical evidence of Browne's life together for the first time, allowing readers to contextualise his most celebrated works.
Works of Lucy Hutchinson, Paperback (December 2011)
Volume I in a four-volume edition of the writings of Lucy Hutchinson, which have never before been published in a collected edition. Hutchinson's translation of Lucretius's classical epic De rerum natura is provided alongside the Latin text she used. The detailed commentary and full introduction illuminate the translation and its contexts.
Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Reid Barbour
Reid Barbour's 2002 study takes a fresh look at English Protestant culture in the reign of Charles I.
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Author Biography - Reid Barbour
Claire Preston is Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her research interests include the literature and science of the 16th and 17th centuries; early-modern word-image relations; Philip Sidney and his circle; and American literature of the Gilded Age and of the Progressive Era. Reid Barbour is Gillian T Cell Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina. His research interests include sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England; intellectual history; the history of classical transmission; the history of science; and the history of religion. He is currently working on a biography of Sir Thomas Browne and on an edition of Lucy Hutchinson's Lucretius for OUP.
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