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The Resource Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630) : dialectic and discovery, by Raphaële Garrod

Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630) : dialectic and discovery, by Raphaële Garrod

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Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630) : dialectic and discovery
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Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630)
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dialectic and discovery
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by Raphaële Garrod
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eng
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An exploration of the contribution of dialectic (the art of arguing and reasoning), in its scholastic and humanist guises, to the debates surrounding novelties in cosmology and cosmography in early modern France. Contemporary historiography holds that it was the practices and technologies underpinning both the Great Voyages and the ‘New Science’, as opposed to traditional book learning, which led to the major epistemic breakthroughs of early modernity. This study, however, returns to the importance of book-learning by exploring how cosmological and cosmographical ‘novelties’ were explained and presented in Renaissance texts, and discloses the ways in which the reports presented by sailors, astronomers, and scientists became not only credible but also deeply disturbing for scholars, preachers, and educated laymen in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France. It is argued here that dialectic the art of argumentation and reasoning played a crucial role in articulating and popularizing new learning about the cosmos by providing the argumentative toolkit needed to define, discard, and authorize novelties. The debates that shaped them were not confined to learned circles; rather, they reached a wider audience via early modern vernacular genres such as the essay. Focusing both on major figures such as Montaigne or Descartes, as well as on now-forgotten popularizers such as Belleforest and Binet, this book describes the deployment of dialectic as a means of articulating and disseminating, but also of containing, the disturbance generated by cosmological and cosmographical novelties in Renaissance France, whether for the lay reader in Court or Parliament, for the parishioner at Church, or for the student in the classroom. --
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Garrod, Raphaële
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Early European research
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volume 9
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  • Cosmology
  • French prose literature
  • French prose literature
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Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630) : dialectic and discovery, by Raphaële Garrod
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction. Cosmographical Novelties: Unravelling the Dialectical Fabric of French Prose. Chapter 1. Dialectic and Natural Philosophy: An Early Modern Panorama. Part I. Cosmological Novelties: Natural–Theological, Sceptical, and Revolutionary Subversions. Chapter 2. Natural Theology and Cosmological Novelties: The Huguenot Encyclopaedia and the Jesuit Miscellany Chapter 3. Cosmological Fictions: Sceptical and Revolutionary Uses of the Loci. Part II. Cosmographical Novelties: Inventing the New World and National Geographies. Chapter 4. Early Modern Cosmography: Definitions and Tensions in Contemporary Scholarship. Chapter 5. The Locus from Authority in Cosmography and Geography. Chapter 6. Loci in Cosmography and Geography: Probable Disciplines. Defining Novelties, Inventing National Geographies. Conclusion. Dialectical Invention: The Discursive Emergence of Novelties and Epistemic Change. Appendices. Bibliography. Index of Names
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ocn904183132
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24 cm.
Extent
x, 389 pages
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9782503550459
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2016302663
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)904183132
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Cosmographical novelties in French Renaissance prose (1550-1630) : dialectic and discovery, by Raphaële Garrod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Cosmographical Novelties: Unravelling the Dialectical Fabric of French Prose. Chapter 1. Dialectic and Natural Philosophy: An Early Modern Panorama. Part I. Cosmological Novelties: Natural–Theological, Sceptical, and Revolutionary Subversions. Chapter 2. Natural Theology and Cosmological Novelties: The Huguenot Encyclopaedia and the Jesuit Miscellany Chapter 3. Cosmological Fictions: Sceptical and Revolutionary Uses of the Loci. Part II. Cosmographical Novelties: Inventing the New World and National Geographies. Chapter 4. Early Modern Cosmography: Definitions and Tensions in Contemporary Scholarship. Chapter 5. The Locus from Authority in Cosmography and Geography. Chapter 6. Loci in Cosmography and Geography: Probable Disciplines. Defining Novelties, Inventing National Geographies. Conclusion. Dialectical Invention: The Discursive Emergence of Novelties and Epistemic Change. Appendices. Bibliography. Index of Names
Control code
ocn904183132
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 389 pages
Isbn
9782503550459
Lccn
2016302663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904183132

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