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Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry
by Barbara M. Benedict
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-226-04263-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-04264-0
Library of Congress Classification PR448.C87B46 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 820.9353

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this striking social history, Barbara M. Benedict draws on the texts of the early modern period to discover the era's attitudes toward curiosity, a trait we learn was often depicted as an unsavory form of transgression or cultural ambition.

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