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Creative Misunderstandings: Chinese Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Harold J. Cook

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how “creative misunderstandings” can travel by focusing on how Chinese medical ideas and practices were perceived in seventeenth-century Europe. It first considers one example ... More


Carlyle

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Starting as the son of a barely literate Scottish stonemason, Thomas Carlyle ended as perhaps the most influential writer of his time. An important factor in this triumph of self-help was the ... More


Pageantry, Power, and Lyricism in Henry VIII

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues for a new understanding of Henry VIII as a play consciously concerned with the theatricality of rule and the language of the stage. It begins with Henry Wotton’s famous account of ... More


Creating Values: Critics, Literary Criticism, and the Classics

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Many poets and dramatists, such as John Dryden and the Earl of Roscommon, included literary criticism, or a critique of literary values, as part of their publications. Criticism took the form of ... More


William Parkhurst

Peter Redford (ed.)

in The Burley Manuscript

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Gives a biography, the first to appear in print, of the manuscripts compiler, who was born in 1581, and had an early association with the Earl of Essex, probably accompanying him on the ill-fated ... More


Interception

Peter Redford (ed.)

in The Burley Manuscript

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most of the Wotton-Donne correspondence seems to come from 1598-1601, when both were employed as secretaries, Wotton to the Earl of Essex and Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper. It is curious ... More


Private letters: commentary and notes

Peter Redford (ed.)

in The Burley Manuscript

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

After an introduction discussing Renaissance letter-writing and the Burley letters in particular, letters are taken in groups of similar kind, such as Donne’s correspondence with Wotton, Goodere and ... More


Swift's Tale of a Tub and the Anthropology of Religion

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the evidence of Jonathan Swift's infidelity as exhibited in A Tale of a Tub, arguing that a pervasive sense of Swift's doubt is the fruit of a careful study of his belief. It ... More


Interceptions

Nick Wilding

in Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166971
eISBN:
9780226167022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167022.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sagredo experienced the Interdict crisis of 1606-7 from the distant fortress of Palmanova: this seems to have alerted him to the importance of newsletters, (avvisi), in the construction of political ... More


Attacked and Defended

W. B. Patterson

in William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199681525
eISBN:
9780191773235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681525.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter deals with a major controversy, which occurred soon after Perkins’s death in 1602. William Bishop, a Roman Catholic priest and scholar, educated at Oxford, Rome, Rheims, and Paris, ... More


The Servant and the Grave Robber: Walton’s Lives in Restoration England

Andrea Walkden

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/9780199698233.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the Lives written by Izaak Walton between 1640 and 1678 in Restoration England. His subjects were John Donne (1640), Henry Wotton (1651), Richard Hooker (1665), George Herbert ... More


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