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"A man very well studyed" : new contexts for Thomas Browne /
edited by Kathryn Murphy and Richard Todd.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2008.
description
xvii, 314 p.
ISBN
9789004171732 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2008.
isbn
9789004171732 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6791008
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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For many years, scholarship on Thomas Browne (1605-1682) saw him as tangential to his period's thought and writing: an obscure and quaint stylist, detached from the turbulence of mid-17th century England. This volume contributes to the current reevalution of Browne's involvement in his times: identifying his political commitments, milieu, reading, and readers. The essays collected in this volume place Browne's works in unexpected contexts - in Holland, Poland and Germany, in Restoration politics, in publishing history and medical theory. It presents new research into his reputation in the later 17th century, his manuscripts, medical dissertation, association with the Hartlib circle and habits of revision. Essays on familiar works place them in new light, while readings of his letters, notebooks, and lesser works broaden our understanding of Browne as a writer. The result is a fuller picture of Browne's significance in 17th-century European culture.Contributors include: Eric Achermann, Hugh Adlington, Reid Barbour, Harm Beukers, Siobhán Collins, Louise Denmead, Karen Edwards, Doris Einsiedel, Kevin Killeen, Mary Ann Lund, Philip Major, Antonia Moon, Kathryn Murphy, Brent Nelson, and Claire Preston.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume contributes to the re-evaluation of Browne's involvement in his times. It identifyies his political commitments, milieu, and readers. It also presents research into his reputation in the late 17th cenutry, his manuscripts, medical dissertation, and much more.
Description for Reader
All those interested in seventeenth-century literature, intellectual history, the Republic of Letters, history of medicine, reading and the book, and early modern literary relations between England and mainland Europe.
Long Description
For many years, scholarship on Thomas Browne (1605-1682) saw him as tangential to his period's thought and writing: an obscure and quaint stylist, detached from the turbulence of mid-seventeenth century England. This volume contributes to the current reevalution of Browne's involvement in his times: identifying his political commitments, milieu, reading, and readers. The essays collected in this volume place Browne's works in unexpected contexts in Holland, Poland and Germany, in Restoration politics, in publishing history and medical theory. It presents new research into his reputation in the later seventeenth century, his manuscripts, medical dissertation, association with the Hartlib circle and habits of revision. Essays on familiar works place them in new light, while readings of his letters, notebooks, and lesser works broaden our understanding of Browne as a writer. The result is a fuller picture of Browne's significance in seventeenth-century European culture.Contributors include: Eric Achermann, Hugh Adlington, Reid Barbour, Harm Beukers, Siobhán Collins, Louise Denmead, Karen Edwards, Doris Einsiedel, Kevin Killeen, Mary Ann Lund, Philip Major, Antonia Moon, Kathryn Murphy, Brent Nelson, and Claire Preston.
Main Description
For many years, scholarship on Thomas Browne (1605-1682) saw him as tangential to his period s thought and writing: an obscure and quaint stylist, detached from the turbulence of mid-17th century England. This volume contributes to the current reevalution of Browne s involvement in his times: identifying his political commitments, milieu, reading, and readers. The essays collected in this volume place Browne s works in unexpected contexts - in Holland, Poland and Germany, in Restoration politics, in publishing history and medical theory. It presents new research into his reputation in the later 17th century, his manuscripts, medical dissertation, association with the Hartlib circle and habits of revision. Essays on familiar works place them in new light, while readings of his letters, notebooks, and lesser works broaden our understanding of Browne as a writer. The result is a fuller picture of Browne s significance in 17th-century European culture.Contributors include: Eric Achermann, Hugh Adlington, Reid Barbour, Harm Beukers, Siobhán Collins, Louise Denmead, Karen Edwards, Doris Einsiedel, Kevin Killeen, Mary Ann Lund, Philip Major, Antonia Moon, Kathryn Murphy, Brent Nelson, and Claire Preston.
Main Description
This volume of essays on Thomas Browne aims to set the man and his works in new contexts. Drawing on new research into his reading, readers, biography, manuscripts, and politics, a new picture of Browne and his writing emerges, clarifying his relationship to seventeenth-century English and European culture.
Table of Contents
Note on the Text
'Between the Paws of a Sphinx': The Contexts of Thomas Brownep. 3
Browne in Leiden
Discipline and Praxis: Thomas Browne in Leidenp. 15
Studying Medicine in Leiden in the 1630sp. 49
Reading and Writing
'A Fresh Reading of Books': Some Note-Taking Practices of Thomas Brownep. 67
Divination in Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Thomas Browne's Habits of Revisionp. 87
Form, Matter and Content
Curious Readers and Meditative Form in Thomas Browne's Urne-Buriallp. 107
'There is all Africa [...] within us': Language, Generation and Alchemy in Browne's Explication of Blacknessp. 127
Of Cyder and Sallets: The Hortulan Saints and The Garden of Cyrusp. 149
The Turbulence of the Time
'In the Time of the Late Civil Wars': Post-Restoration Browne and the Political Memory of Repertoriump. 173
Urne-Buriall and the Interregnum Royalistp. 191
Thomas Browne and the Absurdities of Melancholyp. 211
Reading and Translating Browne
The Christian Physician: Thomas Browne and the Role of Religion in Medical Practicep. 229
Order in the Vortex: Christian Knorr von Rosenroth as Compiler and Translator of Thomas Browne, Jean d'Espagnet, Henry More, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Antoine le Grandp. 247
'The Best Pillar of the Order of Sir Francis': Thomas Browne, Samuel Hartlib and Communities of Learningp. 273
Bibliographyp. 295
Index Nominump. 311
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