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    Science and the shape of orthodoxy: intellectual change in late 17th-century Britain

    Hunter, Michael (1995) Science and the shape of orthodoxy: intellectual change in late 17th-century Britain. Martlesham, Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 9780851155944.

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    Book synopsis: The rise of the new, experimental science coexisted with other intellectual traditions which displayed equal vitality, including historical and philological learning, attitudes to magic and the wisdom of antiquity, and anxiety about what contemporaries called `atheism'.The studies in this book illuminate this complex state of affairs by focusing on specific figures and episodes. New light is shed on the career of John Evelyn through the use of his extensive manuscripts, hitherto hardly exploited, and the attitude to astrology of the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, is reconsidered. Other important figures examined include Christopher Wren and Elias Ashmole, occultist and founder of the first public museum in Britain. These studies underlie the new theory of intellectual change in this key period propounded in the introduction.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 15:08
    Last Modified: 16 May 2017 15:08


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