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Strange Things, Occult Relations: Emblem and Narrative in Hans Sloane's Voyage to … Jamaica

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.7
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter analyzes Hans Sloane's essay, Voyage to... Jamaica and establishes its importance for British Atlantic literary history. It discusses how Sloane's empiricist and emblematic methods ... More


The Enlightenment Rejection of Magic: Mid-Century Scepticism and its Milieu

Michael Hunter

in The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243581
eISBN:
9780300249460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243581.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the state of affairs in the mid-eighteenth century. It also explores the extent to which a medical approach to magic and related phenomena became fashionable among intellectuals ... More


Early British Collectors and Observers of the Macaronesian Flora; From Sloane to Darwin

Javier Francisco-Ortega, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, Charlie E. Jarvis, Mark A. Carine, Miguel Menezes de Sequeira, and Mike Maunder

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Macaronesian islands were an early place of interaction between European botanists and a spectacular flora characterized by high levels of endemism. In 1992, a project was launched to investigate ... More


Fatal Latitudes: The Poetics of West Indian “Improvement” in Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, arguing that his book modifies the basic emblematic techniques at the heart of Hans Sloane's Voyage to... Jamaica. The Natural ... More


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