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Author Kenny, Neil.

Title The uses of curiosity in early modern France and Germany / Neil Kenny
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 484 pages) : illustrations
Summary Between the 16th and 18th centuries, writers obsessively discussed curiosity in order to regulate knowledge or behaviour to establish who should try to know or do what. This title investigates that obsession by developing a language based approach that contributes to debates about knowledge we can have of the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Curiosity -- History.
Curiosity in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191709531 ebook