Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science by Claire PrestonThomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science by Claire Preston

Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science

byClaire Preston

Paperback | January 29, 2009

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Claire Preston argues that Thomas Browne's work can be fully understood only within the range of disciplines and practices associated with natural philosophy and early writing on subjects ranging from medicine and botany to archaeology and antiquarianism. Preston examines how the developing essay form, the discourse of scientific experiment, and, above all, Bacon's model of intellectual progress and cooperation determined the unique character of Browne's contributions to early modern literature, science and philosophy.
Title:Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 29, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521107792

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"The strongest part of this book is Preston's clear committment to a careful and thoughtful reading of Thomas Browne's works." - Renaissance Quarterly Allison B. Kavley, John Jay College, The City University of New York