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Writing Lives: Aubrey, Anthony Wood, and Antiquarian Biography

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Aubrey is most famous for his Brief Lives, scintillating pen portraits of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholars, courtiers, scientists, and others. Their origin, however, lay in his long-term ... More


The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Kelsey Jackson Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

John Aubrey (1626–1697), antiquary, natural philosopher, and virtuoso, is best remembered today for his Brief Lives, biographies of his contemporaries filled with luminous detail which have been ... More


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