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The Resource The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany, Neil Kenny

The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany, Neil Kenny

Label
The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany
Title
The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany
Statement of responsibility
Neil Kenny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Universities, churches, and other institutions invoked curiosity in order to regulate knowledge or behaviour, to establish who should try to know or do what, and under what circumstances. As well as investigating a crucial episode in the history of knowledge, this study makes a distinctive contribution to historiographical debates about the nature of 'concepts'. Curiosity was constantly reshaped by the uses of it. And yet, strangely, however much people contested what curiosity was, they often agreed that what they were disagreeing about was one and the same thing."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenny, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF323.C8
  • PT405
LC item number
  • K465 2004
  • .K45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curiosity
  • Curiosity in literature
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • German literature
Label
The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany, Neil Kenny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: (p. [433]-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Institutions : university.
  • p. 25
  • 1.1.
  • Curiosity and universities in Central and Northern Germany.
  • p. 28
  • 1.2.
  • Defining curiosity.
  • p. 41
  • 1.3.
  • 'Adapted to the ways of today' : using curiosity.
  • p. 59
  • 1.4.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 96
  • 2.
  • Institutions : church.
  • p. 99
  • 2.1.
  • Curiosity in church discourses.
  • p. 99
  • 2.2.
  • Avoiding curiosity, more or less.
  • p. 105
  • 2.3.
  • Accommodating curiosity, more or less.
  • p. 139
  • 2.4.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 157
  • 3.
  • Institutions : the culture of curiosities discursive tendencies : collecting.
  • p. 160
  • 3.1.
  • culture of curiosities.
  • p. 160
  • 3.2.
  • Collecting and narrating as discursive tendencies.
  • p. 161
  • 3.3.
  • Calling objects 'curious'.
  • p. 169
  • 3.4.
  • Discourses.
  • p. 182
  • 3.5.
  • Across discourses.
  • p. 294
  • 3.6.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 304
  • 4.
  • Discursive tendencies : narrating sexes : male.
  • p. 309
  • 4.1.
  • Narrating as a discursive tendency.
  • p. 314
  • 4.2.
  • Male and female, feminine and masculine.
  • p. 326
  • 4.3.
  • Non-fiction.
  • p. 328
  • 4.4.
  • Fiction : exemplarity and beyond.
  • p. 335
  • 4.5.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 380
  • 5.
  • Discursive tendencies : narrating sexes : female.
  • p. 384
Control code
b70015721409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 484 p
Isbn
9780199271368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany, Neil Kenny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: (p. [433]-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Institutions : university.
  • p. 25
  • 1.1.
  • Curiosity and universities in Central and Northern Germany.
  • p. 28
  • 1.2.
  • Defining curiosity.
  • p. 41
  • 1.3.
  • 'Adapted to the ways of today' : using curiosity.
  • p. 59
  • 1.4.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 96
  • 2.
  • Institutions : church.
  • p. 99
  • 2.1.
  • Curiosity in church discourses.
  • p. 99
  • 2.2.
  • Avoiding curiosity, more or less.
  • p. 105
  • 2.3.
  • Accommodating curiosity, more or less.
  • p. 139
  • 2.4.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 157
  • 3.
  • Institutions : the culture of curiosities discursive tendencies : collecting.
  • p. 160
  • 3.1.
  • culture of curiosities.
  • p. 160
  • 3.2.
  • Collecting and narrating as discursive tendencies.
  • p. 161
  • 3.3.
  • Calling objects 'curious'.
  • p. 169
  • 3.4.
  • Discourses.
  • p. 182
  • 3.5.
  • Across discourses.
  • p. 294
  • 3.6.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 304
  • 4.
  • Discursive tendencies : narrating sexes : male.
  • p. 309
  • 4.1.
  • Narrating as a discursive tendency.
  • p. 314
  • 4.2.
  • Male and female, feminine and masculine.
  • p. 326
  • 4.3.
  • Non-fiction.
  • p. 328
  • 4.4.
  • Fiction : exemplarity and beyond.
  • p. 335
  • 4.5.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 380
  • 5.
  • Discursive tendencies : narrating sexes : female.
  • p. 384
Control code
b70015721409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 484 p
Isbn
9780199271368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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