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Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry Barbara M. Benedict

Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry

Barbara M. Benedict

Published August 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780226042640
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296 pages
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Pithy and wide-ranging. . . . This study provides a fresh new lens through which to reinvestigate the whole of early modern English literature.—Library JournalIn this striking social history, Barbara M. Benedict draws on the texts of the earlyMorePithy and wide-ranging. . . . This study provides a fresh new lens through which to reinvestigate the whole of early modern English literature.—Library JournalIn this striking social history, Barbara M. Benedict draws on the texts of the early modern period to discover the eras attitudes toward curiosity, a trait we learn was often depicted as an unsavory form of transgression or cultural ambition.