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Numéro d'OCLC
55106104
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Auteur
Zytaruk, Maria Catharine,1969-
Titre
Paper museums :collecting and consumerism in Seventeenth-Century prose.
Diplôme
Ph. D. -- University of Toronto, 2003
Éditeur
Ottawa :National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada,[2004]
Description
3 microfiches.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Résumé
My thesis investigates the ways in which the impulse to possess the new and the unfamiliar found expression in seventeenth-century prose. Focusing on the critical relationship between the Scientific Revolution and early discourses of consumerism, I trace the connections between empirical forms of inquiry and the emerging taste for novelty. My major authors are Francis Bacon, John Evelyn, Henry Oldenburg, and Robert Hooke. I argue that, in the seventeenth century, the model of the museum was translated into a variety of textual forms, literary and nonliterary; these include herbaria, epistolary networks, periodicals, and natural history writings. Examining the methods by which individuals and institutions ascribe meanings to objects, I situate the works of my authors within the broader contexts of consumerism, material culture, and the history of science. My research illuminates the critical function of seventeenth-century encyclopedic texts in linking collecting with other early modern discourses of control.
ISBN
0612780368
9780612780361
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