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Curiosity and wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment / edited by R.J.W. Evans and Alexander Marr.

Contributor(s): Evans, Robert John Weston | Marr, Alexander, 1978-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, c2006Description: xvi, 265 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0754641023 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Curiosities and wonders -- Europe -- History | Collectors and collecting -- Europe -- History | Cabinets of curiosities -- Europe -- History | Science -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 16th century | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th century | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th centuryDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Out of the frying pan : curiosity, danger, and the poetics of witness in the Renaissance traveller's tale / Wes Williams -- The metaphorical collecting of curiosities in early modern France and Germany / Neil Kenny -- The New World collections of Duke Cosimo I de Medici and their role in the creation of a Kunst- and Wunderkammer in the Palazzo Vecchio, or, Did the Medici ever create a Kunstkammer? / Adriana Turpin -- The jocund cabinet and the melancholy museum in seventeenth-century English literature / Claire Preston -- Curious knowledge and wonder-working wisdom in the occult works of Heinrich Khunrath / Peter Forshaw -- Enthusiasm and damnable curiosity : Meric Casaubon and John Dee / Stephen Clucas -- Gentille curiosité : wonder-working and the culture of automata in the late Renaissance / Alexander Marr -- Nosce teipsum : curiosity, the humoural body, and the culture of therapeutics in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England / Deborah Harkness -- Back from wonderland : Jean Antoine Nollet's Italian tour (1749) / Paola Bertucci -- Curiosity and the lusus naturae : the case of Proteus Hill / George Rousseau.
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