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By Kathryn Murphy, Richard Todd

For a few years, scholarship on Thomas Browne (1605-1682) observed him as tangential to his period's concept and writing: an vague and old fashioned stylist, indifferent from the turbulence of mid-17th century England. This quantity contributes to the present reevalution of Browne's involvement in his instances: selecting his political commitments, milieu, studying, and readers. The essays accumulated during this quantity position Browne's works in unforeseen contexts - in Holland, Poland and Germany, in recovery politics, in publishing historical past and clinical idea. It provides new learn into his recognition within the later seventeenth century, his manuscripts, clinical dissertation, organization with the Hartlib circle and behavior of revision.Essays on established works position them in new mild, whereas readings of his letters, notebooks, and lesser works expand our figuring out of Browne as a author. the result's a fuller photo of Browne's importance in 17th-century ecu tradition. members contain: Eric Achermann, Hugh Adlington, Reid Barbour, damage Beukers, Siobhan Collins, Louise Denmead, Karen Edwards, Doris Einsiedel, Kevin Killeen, Mary Ann Lund, Philip significant, Antonia Moon, Kathryn Murphy, Brent Nelson and Claire Preston.

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Both spaces included a museum comprising an astonishing range of things, far more than just the ‘charts and maps [. 67 In each, the visitor encountered natural, ethnographic, artificial, and textual material of that extraordinary variety found in contemporary cabinets of curiosity. , “Sites of Anatomy, Botany, and Natural History” in Park K. – Daston L. ), The Cambridge History of Science. Volume 3: Early Modern Science (Cambridge: 2006) 272–289, here 283. 65 Veendorp H. , Hortvs Academicvs Lvgdvno-Batavvs 1587– 1937 (Harlem: 1938) 36.

Iohannis Walæi Oratio inavgvralis (Leiden: 1633). , Oratio 7–8. , Oratio 30–31. , Johannes Walaeus (Assen: 1972) 142. J. ), Sir Thomas Browne and the Republic of Letters. , Sea-Changes: Studies in Three Centuries of Anglo-Dutch Cultural Transmission (Amsterdam: 1996) 1–30. 14 15 20 reid barbour and soul – also testify to Browne’s dissatisfaction with a curriculum that reduced wisdom to praxis. Leiden’s faculty was neither stultifying nor innovative in the medical world of the seventeenth century.

12 For Browne, the scion of a London merchant, this intimacy between the desiderata of physicians or naturalists and the goals of ‘the hard-headed merchant’13 established a pattern of livelihood that he pursued for the rest of his life, one in which the responsible and assiduous fulfilment of a medical living coincided with a heightened curiosity for and attention to the materials of the world. , “Civic Humanism and Scientific Scholarship at Leiden”, in Bender T. ), The University and the City: From Medieval Origins to the Present (Oxford: 1988) 59–78, here 63.

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