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    Curious tails: Mermaids under the microscope

    Wiseman, Susan J. (2016) Curious tails: Mermaids under the microscope. In: Cottegnies, L. and Parageau, S. and Thompson, J.J. (eds.) Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England and France. Intersections 42. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9789004311831.

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    Book synopsis: In Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England and France, the rehabilitation of female curiosity between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries is thoroughly investigated for the first time, in a comparative perspective that confronts two epistemological and religious traditions. In the context of the early modern blooming “culture of curiosity”, women’s desire for knowledge made them both curious subjects and curious objects, a double relation to curiosity that is meticulously inquired into by the authors in this volume. The social, literary, theological and philosophical dimensions of women’s persistent association with curiosity offer a rich contribution to cultural history.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 1568-1181
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 12:27
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:39
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16231

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