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The Resource Curiosities and texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England, Marjorie Swann

Curiosities and texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England, Marjorie Swann

Label
Curiosities and texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England
Title
Curiosities and texts
Title remainder
the culture of collecting in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Swann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A craze for collecting swept England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Aristocrats and middling-sort men alike crammed their homes full of a bewildering variety of physical objects: antique coins, scientific instruments, minerals, mummified corpses, zoological specimens, plants, ethnographic objects from Asia and the Americas, statues, portraits. Why were these bizarre jumbles of artifacts so popular?In Curiosities and Texts, Marjorie Swann demonstrates that collections of physical objects were central to early modern English literature and culture. Swann examines the famous collection of rarities assembled by the Tradescant family; the development of English natural history; narrative catalogs of English landscape features that began to appear in the Tudor and Stuart periods; the writings of Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick; and the foundation of the British Museum. Through this wide-ranging series of case studies, Swann addresses two important questions: How was the collection, which was understood as a form of cultural capital, appropriated in early modern England to construct new social selves and modes of subjectivity? And how did literary texts--both as material objects and as vehicles of representation--participate in the process of negotiating the cultural significance of collectors and collecting? Crafting her unique argument with a balance of detail and insight, Swann sheds new light on material culture's relationship to literature, social authority, and personal identity
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swann, Marjorie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collectors and collecting
  • English literature
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Natural history
  • Antiquarians
  • England
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Antiquarians
  • Civilization
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • English literature
  • Natural history
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Curiosities and texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England, Marjorie Swann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Cultures of Collecting in Early Modern England
  • Chapter 2. Sons of Science
  • Chapter 3. The Countryside as Collection
  • Chapter 4. The Author as Collector
  • Epilogue: An Ornament to the Nation
Control code
ocn759158239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203172
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dntx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158239
Label
Curiosities and texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England, Marjorie Swann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Cultures of Collecting in Early Modern England
  • Chapter 2. Sons of Science
  • Chapter 3. The Countryside as Collection
  • Chapter 4. The Author as Collector
  • Epilogue: An Ornament to the Nation
Control code
ocn759158239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203172
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dntx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158239

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