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Wonder and Science. Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe.

CAMPBELL, Mary Baine:

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ISBN 10: 0801436486 / ISBN 13: 9780801436482
Editorial: Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 1999., 1999
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First Edition. xiv, 1 leaf, 366 pp; 31 illus. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 02316

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Título: Wonder and Science. Imagining Worlds in ...

Editorial: Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds - geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery as well as conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science.
Campbell's new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographics, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions.
With more than thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography.

About the Author:

Mary Baine Campbell is Associate Professor of English at Brandeis University.

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