Wonder & science : imagining worlds in early modern Europe /

"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."--BOOK JACKET. "Campbell's new book analyz...

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Main Author: Campbell, Mary B., 1954-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • pt. I. Imagination and Discipline. II. Travel Writing and Ethnographic Pleasure: Andre Thevet and America, Part I. III. The Nature of Things and the Vexations of Art
  • pt. II. Alternative Worlds. IV. On the Infinite Universe and the Innumerable Worlds. V. A World in the Moon: Celestial Fictions of Francis Godwin and Cyrano de Bergerac. VI. Outside In: Hooke, Cavendish, and the Invisible Worlds
  • pt. III. The Arts of Anthropology. VII. Anthropometamorphosis: Manners, Customs, Fashions, and Monsters. VIII. "My Travels to the other World": Aphra Behn and Surinam. IX. E Pluribus Unum: Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains and Enlightenment Ethnology. Coda: The Wild Child.