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The marvels of the world : an anthology of nature writing before 1700 / edited by Rebecca Bushnell.

Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Penn studies in landscape architecture
Penn studies in landscape architecture
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Subjects:
Nature -- Literary collections.
Nature in literature.
Natural history literature -- Early works to 1800.
Nature.
Form/Genre:
Literary collections.
Summary:
"A collection of texts for a broad audience of readers interested in learning more about the premodern natural world. This anthology aims to broaden and complicate the story of premodern nature writing in the West, whether for a student of early literature and culture or for any reader who wants to go beyond the commonplaces that have dominated so much thinking about the past. This anthology widens the scope to medieval literature and culture as well as to classical texts, so that readers can follow the evolution of conflicting concepts over the sweep of two millennia"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part 1. Natural philosophy and natural knowledge
part 2. Plants
part 3. Animals
part 4. Weather, climate, and seasons
part 5. Inhabiting the land
part 6. Gardens, gardening, and plants
part 7. Outlandish natural worlds.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Bushnell, Rebecca W., 1952- editor.
ISBN:
9780812252842
0812252845
9780812224733
0812224736
OCLC:
1199328125
Publisher Number:
99986844897