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    Pitcairneana: an atheist text by Archibald Pitcairne

    Hunter, Michael (2016) Pitcairneana: an atheist text by Archibald Pitcairne. The Historical Journal 59 (02), pp. 595-621. ISSN 0018-246X.

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    This article presents an overtly atheistic text from the early eighteenth century that has hitherto been completely unknown. It survives in manuscript in the Houghton Library at Harvard University, to which it was presented in 1841, and is claimed to be the work of the Scottish medical theorist, satirist, and poet, Archibald Pitcairne (1652–1713). Here, its links with Pitcairne and his milieu are assessed and its content evaluated, in conjunction with the provision of an annotated edition of the text itself.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 10:14
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:24


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