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Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays asserts the centrality of historical understanding in shaping critical vision. It explores the dynamic cultural, intellectual, and social processes that moulded literary ... More


Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book brings together essays on the burgeoning array of local antiquarian practices developed across Europe in the early modern era (c. 1400-1700). Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative ... More


The World of Renaissance Natural History

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the formation of natural history in the late Renaissance. Over the course of a little more than a century, natural history developed out of medical humanism into a distinct ... More


A Science of Describing

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the development of the technology of observation and its interrelationship with the sensibility and discipline of Renaissance natural history. It begins with the approach taken ... More


Empiricism and the Imperilled Self

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how Pater comes to terms with the relationship between self and world set out by David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) and John Locke's Essay Concerning Human ... More


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