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By R.J.W. Evans,Alexander Marr

'Curiosity' and 'wonder' are issues of accelerating curiosity and significance to Renaissance and Enlightenment historians. Conspicuous in a bunch of disciplines from heritage of technology and expertise to background of artwork, literature, and society, either have assumed a favourite position in reports of the Early sleek interval. This quantity brings jointly a global workforce of students to enquire some of the manifestations of, and relationships among, 'curiosity' and 'wonder' from the sixteenth to the 18th centuries. targeted case stories on texts, gadgets and contributors discover the multifaceted natures of those issues, highlighting the serious fascination and carrying on with scrutiny to which every has been subjected over 3 centuries. From circumstances of interest in New global exploration to the ordinary wonders of 18th-century Italy, interest and sweetness from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment locates its matters in a wide geographical and disciplinary terrain. Taken jointly, the essays awarded the following build a close photograph of 2 complicated subject matters, demonstrating the level to which either were reworked and reconstituted, frequently with dramatic results.

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