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Of books and botany in early modern England; sixteenth-century plants and print culture.


Of books and botany in early modern England; sixteenth-century plants and print culture.

Knight, Leah.

Ashgate Publishing Co.


163 pages



Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity


Books about plants, of course, are one dimension of connection that Knight (English, Brock U., Canada) explores, but there are others, including how the substance of plants was transformed into the substance of books, and the metaphors criss-crossing between literary and botanical realms. She covers published virtues of the earth, continental contexts of the bookish nature of botanical culture, botanical reformation in William Turner's books of nature, John Gerard's uncommon ground, and domesticated plants and domesticating books: cultivating household textual collections.

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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