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Defending the ‘Invisible World’: The Campaign against ‘Saducism’

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers those writers who vigorously defended the idea of an ‘invisible world’ of spirits. These include Nathaniel Homes, Meric Casaubon, Henry More, Joseph Glanvill, and John Aubrey.


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


Conclusion

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/9780198784296.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The Conclusion draws together arguments made across this work to place John Aubrey within a tradition of northern European antiquarianism, one exemplified elsewhere by scholars such as the Dane Ole ... More


The Prince and the Poodle: Before the Civil War

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concentrates on Prince Rupert's early life. It begins by introducing Rupert's parents – Charles I's sister, Elizabeth Stuart, the original ‘Queen of English hearts’, and Frederick V, ... More


The Early Lives of John Milton

Thomas N. Corns

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter presents an account of the early lives of English poet and man of letters, John Milton. It examines five different but interconnected texts, all of which are found in The Early Lives of ... More


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