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The Resource Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670, Elizabeth Spiller

Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670, Elizabeth Spiller

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Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670
Title
Science, reading, and Renaissance literature
Title remainder
the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Spiller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature brings together key works in early modern science and imaginative literature (from the anatomy of William Harvey and the experimentalism of William Gilbert to the fictions of Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Margaret Cavendish). The book documents how what have become our two cultures of belief define themselves through a shared aesthetics that understands knowledge as an act of making. Within this framework, literary texts gain substance and intelligibility by being considered as instances of early modern knowledge production. At the same time, early modern science maintains strong affiliations with poetry because it understands art as a basis for producing knowledge
  • In identifying these interconnections between literature and science, this book contributes to scholarship in literary history, history of reading and the book, science studies, and the history of academic disciplines."--Jacket
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DLC
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Spiller, Elizabeth
Dewey number
820.9/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR438.S35
LC item number
S65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture
Series volume
46
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and science
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Renaissance
  • English literature
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670, Elizabeth Spiller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Books written of the wonders of these glasses : Thomas Hobbes, Robert Hooke, and Margaret Cavendish's theory of reading
  • Afterword : fiction and the Sokal hoax
  • Introduction : making early modern science and literature
  • 1.
  • Model worlds : Philip Sidney, William Gilbert, and the experiment of worldmaking
  • 2.
  • From embryology to parthenogenesis : the birth of the writer in Edmund Spenser and William Harvey
  • 3.
  • Reading through Galileo's telescope : Johannes Kepler's dream for reading knowledge
  • 4.
Control code
53331730
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780521830867
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003064600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Science, reading, and Renaissance literature : the art of making knowledge, 1580-1670, Elizabeth Spiller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Books written of the wonders of these glasses : Thomas Hobbes, Robert Hooke, and Margaret Cavendish's theory of reading
  • Afterword : fiction and the Sokal hoax
  • Introduction : making early modern science and literature
  • 1.
  • Model worlds : Philip Sidney, William Gilbert, and the experiment of worldmaking
  • 2.
  • From embryology to parthenogenesis : the birth of the writer in Edmund Spenser and William Harvey
  • 3.
  • Reading through Galileo's telescope : Johannes Kepler's dream for reading knowledge
  • 4.
Control code
53331730
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780521830867
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003064600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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