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The Resource Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history, Aude Doody, (electronic resource)

Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history, Aude Doody, (electronic resource)

Label
Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history
Title
Pliny's encyclopedia
Title remainder
the reception of the Natural history
Statement of responsibility
Aude Doody
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Elder Pliny's Natural History is one of the largest and most extraordinary works to survive from antiquity. It has often been referred to as an encyclopedia, usually without full awareness of what such a characterisation implies. In this book, Dr Doody examines this concept and its applicability to the work, paying far more attention than ever before to the varying ways in which it has been read during the last two thousand years, especially by Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot. This book makes a major contribution not just to the study of the Elder Pliny but to our understanding of the cultural processes of ordering knowledge widespread in the Roman Empire and to the reception of classical literature and ideas.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doody, Aude
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pliny
  • Pliny
  • Science, Ancient
Label
Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history, Aude Doody, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511676222
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How to read an encyclopedia -- Science and encyclopedism : the originality of the Natural history -- Diderot's Pliny and the politics of the encyclopedia -- Finding facts : the Summarium in the early printed editions -- Specialist readings : art and medicine from the Natural history -- Conclusion: Changing approaches to Pliny's Natural history
Control code
CR9780511676222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521491037
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647920077
Label
Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history, Aude Doody, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511676222
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How to read an encyclopedia -- Science and encyclopedism : the originality of the Natural history -- Diderot's Pliny and the politics of the encyclopedia -- Finding facts : the Summarium in the early printed editions -- Specialist readings : art and medicine from the Natural history -- Conclusion: Changing approaches to Pliny's Natural history
Control code
CR9780511676222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521491037
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647920077

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