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Curiosity A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry

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ISBN-10: 0226042642

ISBN-13: 9780226042640

Edition: 2001

Authors: Barbara M. Benedict

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Inspecting and Spectating: Monsters, Rarities, and Investigators
Regulating Curiosity
The Discipline of Fraud
Curiosity as Second Sight
Consuming Curiosity
Monstrous Modernity and Curious Art
The Curious Eye
From the Curious to the Curio
The Inquiry of Eve
Women as Closeted Curiosities
Connoisseurship in the Mental Cabinet
Curiosities of Artful Nature
Collecting Culture in the Printed Museum
Performing Curiosity
The Curious Control of Nature
Curiosity as Social Reform
Conclusion: Transgression and Ambition
Notes
Index