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By R.J.W. Evans,Alexander Marr

ISBN-10: 0754641023

ISBN-13: 9780754641025

'Curiosity' and 'wonder' are subject matters of accelerating curiosity and significance to Renaissance and Enlightenment historians. Conspicuous in a bunch of disciplines from historical past of technological know-how and know-how to background of paintings, literature, and society, either have assumed a well-liked position in stories of the Early glossy interval. This quantity brings jointly a world team of students to enquire a number of the manifestations of, and relationships among, 'curiosity' and 'wonder' from the sixteenth to the 18th centuries. targeted case reviews on texts, items and contributors discover the multifaceted natures of those issues, highlighting the serious fascination and carrying on with scrutiny to which each and every has been subjected over 3 centuries. From situations of interest in New global exploration to the ordinary wonders of 18th-century Italy, interest and beauty from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment locates its matters in a extensive geographical and disciplinary terrain. Taken jointly, the essays provided right here build an in depth photo of 2 advanced topics, demonstrating the level to which either were remodeled and reconstituted, usually with dramatic results.

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