Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the by R.J.W. Evans,Alexander Marr

By R.J.W. Evans,Alexander Marr

'Curiosity' and 'wonder' are issues of accelerating curiosity and value to Renaissance and Enlightenment historians. Conspicuous in a bunch of disciplines from historical past of technology and know-how to background of paintings, literature, and society, either have assumed a well-known position in experiences of the Early sleek interval. This quantity brings jointly a world workforce of students to enquire many of the manifestations of, and relationships among, 'curiosity' and 'wonder' from the sixteenth to the 18th centuries. centred case stories on texts, gadgets and participants discover the multifaceted natures of those issues, highlighting the serious fascination and carrying on with scrutiny to which every has been subjected over 3 centuries. From cases of interest in New international exploration to the typical wonders of 18th-century Italy, interest and beauty from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment locates its topics in a large geographical and disciplinary terrain. Taken jointly, the essays provided right here build an in depth photo of 2 complicated topics, demonstrating the level to which either were remodeled and reconstituted, usually with dramatic results.

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