Text, Knowledge and Wonder in Early Modern France: Studies in Honour of Stephen Bamforth Nottingham French Studies Volume 56, Issue 3

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-01
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Explores the entwinement of early modern text, knowledge and wonder, and their connections in France

A triple nexus of text, knowledge, and wonder permeated much literary, learned, and ceremonial culture in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France. There were endless variations on the combination, often with two of the three elements predominating. This volume tracks some of those variations as they appeared in collections of natural wonders, pedagogical situations, a family, an alchemical romance, a carnival festivity, a learned society, and poetry.

Key Features
*DBL Content written in English and French.
*DBL The contributors to this volume are leading specialists in early modern French studies, from France and the UK.
*DBL Considers the development of natural wonders, monsters and mythical animals, alchemical symbols and concepts of friendship and rivalry.

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