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The Resource Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750, Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park

Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750, Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park

Label
Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750
Title
Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750
Statement of responsibility
Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses how European scientists from the High Middle Ages through the Enlightenment used wonders, monsters, curiosities, marvels, and other phenomena to envision the natural world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daston, Lorraine
Dewey number
306.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.97
LC item number
.D38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Park, Katharine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science, Medieval
  • Science
  • Science
Label
Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750, Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-497) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : at the limit -- I. The topography of wonder -- Marvels on the margins -- Wonders of creation -- Prodigious individuals and marvelous kinds -- Wonder and belief -- II. The properties of things -- Collecting wonders -- Artificial marvels -- Wonders at Court -- III. Wonder among the philosophers -- The philosophers against wonder -- Curiosity and the preternatural -- Making wonders cease -- IV. Marvelous particulars -- Marvelous therapeutics -- Preternatural history -- Preternatural philosophy -- V. Monsters : a case study -- Horror : monsters as prodigies -- Pleasure : monsters as sport -- Repugnance : monsters as errors -- VI. Strange facts -- Baconian reforms -- Strange facts in learned societies -- The sociability of strange facts -- The credibility of strange facts -- VII. Wonders of art, wonders of nature -- Art and nurture opposed -- The wonders of art and nature displayed -- The wonders of art and nature conjoined -- Nature as artist, nature as art -- VIII. The passions of inquiry -- Ravening curiosity -- Wonder and curiosity allied --Gawking wonder -- IX. The enlightenment and the anti-marvelous -- The unholy trinity : enthusiasm, superstition, imagination -- Vulgarity and the love of the marvelous -- Nature's decorum -- The wistful counter-enlightenment
Control code
ocm35961443
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9780942299915
Lccn
96049411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35961443
Label
Wonders and the order of nature, 1150-1750, Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-497) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : at the limit -- I. The topography of wonder -- Marvels on the margins -- Wonders of creation -- Prodigious individuals and marvelous kinds -- Wonder and belief -- II. The properties of things -- Collecting wonders -- Artificial marvels -- Wonders at Court -- III. Wonder among the philosophers -- The philosophers against wonder -- Curiosity and the preternatural -- Making wonders cease -- IV. Marvelous particulars -- Marvelous therapeutics -- Preternatural history -- Preternatural philosophy -- V. Monsters : a case study -- Horror : monsters as prodigies -- Pleasure : monsters as sport -- Repugnance : monsters as errors -- VI. Strange facts -- Baconian reforms -- Strange facts in learned societies -- The sociability of strange facts -- The credibility of strange facts -- VII. Wonders of art, wonders of nature -- Art and nurture opposed -- The wonders of art and nature displayed -- The wonders of art and nature conjoined -- Nature as artist, nature as art -- VIII. The passions of inquiry -- Ravening curiosity -- Wonder and curiosity allied --Gawking wonder -- IX. The enlightenment and the anti-marvelous -- The unholy trinity : enthusiasm, superstition, imagination -- Vulgarity and the love of the marvelous -- Nature's decorum -- The wistful counter-enlightenment
Control code
ocm35961443
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9780942299915
Lccn
96049411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35961443

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