By Michael Witmore
Embracing the idea that twist of fate used to be an idea with either discovered and renowned allure, the ebook lines its evolution via Aristotelian, Scholastic, and Calvinist suggestion right into a diversity of early smooth texts. It means that for plenty of English writers, unintended occasions raised primary questions about the character of order within the international and how that order might be apprehended.
Alongside texts through such canonical figures as Shakespeare and Bacon, this research attracts on a number of lesser-known authors of sensational information money owed approximately injuries that happened round the flip of the 17th century. the result's a cultural anatomy of injuries as philosophical challenge, theatrical conceit, religious landmark, or even a prototype for Baconian “experiment,” one who presents a clean interpretation of the early sleek engagement with contingency in highbrow and cultural terms.
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Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern England by Michael Witmore