"During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds - geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery as well as conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science." "Campbell's new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographics, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions." "With more than thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -352) and index.
Pt. I. Imagination and Discipline
II. Travel Writing and Ethnographic Pleasure: Andre Thevet and America, Part I
III. The Nature of Things and the Vexations of Art
Pt. II. Alternative Worlds
IV. On the Infinite Universe and the Innumerable Worlds
V. A World in the Moon: Celestial Fictions of Francis Godwin and Cyrano de Bergerac
VI. Outside In: Hooke, Cavendish, and the Invisible Worlds
Pt. III. The Arts of Anthropology
VII. Anthropometamorphosis: Manners, Customs, Fashions, and Monsters
VIII. "My Travels to the other World": Aphra Behn and Surinam
IX. E Pluribus Unum: Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains and Enlightenment Ethnology. Coda: The Wild Child.
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