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Description - The Cosmographical Glass by S. K. Heninger

What are the parts of the universe? How are they arranged? Where are its center and its boundaries? What forces control its motion? The diagrams in this lavishly illustrated book reveal how people from the Renaissance era sought to answer these complicated questions. These images, all from books printed before 1700, and most of them located in the Huntington Library, reflect a period of insistent questioning and rapid change. The author explains each illustration in detail, providing insight into the prevalent beliefs and ideas of the Renaissance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873282086
ISBN-10: 0873282086
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Huntington Library Press,US
Publisher: Huntington Library Press,US
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - S. K. Heninger

S. K. Heninger, Jr. is a former Alumni Distinguished Professor of English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Touches of Sweet Harmony: Pythagorean Cosmology and Renaissance Poetics, The Handbook of Renaissance Meteorology, and Sidney and Spenser: The Poet as Maker. He specializes in literature of the English Renaissance.