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In search of Sir Thomas Browne

Hugh Aldersey-Williams

In search of Sir Thomas Browne

the life and afterlife of the seventeenth century"s most inquiring mind

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intellectuals,
  • Physicians,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Biography,
  • English Authors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHugh Aldersey-Williams
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3327 .A88 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 330 pages
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27182936M
    ISBN 109780393241648
    LC Control Number2015010241
    OCLC/WorldCa891611145

    Don't listen to me, listen to Virginia Woolf: From Woolf's Essay "Sir Thomas Browne", a review of the Golden Cockerel edition of the Works of Sir Thomas Browne, published in Times Literary Supplement () The 'great revival of interest in the work of Sir Thomas Browne' which the publishers discover would, one might have hoped, have justified a less limited edition and a lower price/5(10). Find books like In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind from the world’s largest communit.

    IN SEARCH OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE also probes deeply into Sir Thomas' knowledge of plants. The pages on "The Garden of Cyrus" are powerful because they show an understanding of what the essayist was trying to tell us about mathematical structure in the natural world/5. Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) by Sir Thomas Browne is a spiritual testament and early psychological self-portrait. Published in after an unauthorized version was distributed the previous year, it became a European best-seller which brought its author fame at home and abroad.

    In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind Hugh Aldersey-Williams. Norton, $ (p) ISBN Get this from a library! In search of Sir Thomas Browne: the life and afterlife of the seventeenth century's most inquiring mind. [Hugh Aldersey-Williams] -- "The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest--and most neglected--minds in history. Sir Thomas Browne () was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired.


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In Search of Sir Thomas Browne is more than just a biography―it is a cabinet of wonders and an argument that Browne, standing at the very gates of modern science, remains an inquiring mind for our own time. As Stephen Greenblatt has written, Browne is "unnervingly one of our most adventurous contemporaries."/5(18).

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne was a slow-moving book about an early scientist, a medical doctor, and author, a man who coined many words, some still in use today. He was somewhat involved in finding two women as witches in Norwich, East Anglia/5(37).

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne is more than just a biography—it is a cabinet of wonders and an argument that Browne, standing at the very gates of modern science, remains an inquiring mind for our own time. As Stephen Greenblatt has written, Browne is "unnervingly one of our most adventurous contemporaries."Brand: Norton, W.

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Find all the books, read about the /5(17). In Search of Sir Thomas Browne is more than just a biography—it is a cabinet of wonders and an argument that Browne, standing at the very gates of modern science, remains an inquiring mind for our own time. As Stephen Greenblatt has written, Browne.

“In Search of Sir Thomas Browne” is Aldersey-Williams’s attempt to do something about this sad state of affairs. The book does not merely seek.

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne; In an intellectual adventure akin to Sarah Bakewell's book Montaigne, How To Live, Hugh Aldersey-Williams sets off not just to tell the story of Browne's life but also champion his skeptical nature and inquiring mind for our own age. Mixing botany, etymology, medicine, and literary history, Aldersey-Williams.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Sir Thomas Browne's Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus by Sir Thomas Browne, William Alexander Greenhill.

Sir Thomas Browne, (born Oct. 19,London—died Oct. 19,Norwich, Norfolk, Eng.), English physician and author, best known for his book of reflections, Religio Medici. After studying at Winchester and Oxford, Browne probably was an assistant to a doctor near Oxford.

This book is a study of Sir Thomas Browne and his work as a whole: of the thinker as he appears in the context of contemporary prejudice on the one hand and the growth of science and scepticism on the other: of the rational man who was at the same time deeply religious, capable of 'being in 4/5(2).

Sir Thomas Browne, c From his book, Religio Medici, published in Illustration: courtesy of UniversalImagesGroup/Getty Images Aldersey-Williams finds more than words to wonder at in : Colin Burrow.

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With the help of recent archival discoveries, the biography recasts each phase of Browne's life () and situates his incomparable writings within the diverse intellectual and social contexts in which he lived, including London, Winchester, Oxford, Montpellier, Padua. In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind Hardcover – 1 Jun.

by Hugh Aldersey–willia (Author) out of 5 stars 10 ratings. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats and s: Lady Dorothy Browne and Sir Thomas Browne, by Joan Carlile, c. – Browne's first literary work was Religio Medici (The Religion of a Physician) which was circulated as a manuscript among his friends.

It surprised him when an unauthorised edition appeared insince the work included several unorthodox religious mater: Pembroke College, Oxford, University. ‎The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest—and most neglected—minds in history. Sir Thomas Browne (–) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis.

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Hugh Aldersey-Williams. The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest and most neglected minds in history. It is more than just a biography, it is a cabinet of wonders and an argument.

Sir Thomas Browne () was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone form Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould.

In an intellectual adventure akin to Sarah Bakewell's book Montaigne, How To Live, Hugh. Texts of the works of Sir Thomas Browne. Barbarian Cruelty, an account of an Englishman's slavery in lateth-century Morocco. Fleas.

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