By Michael Witmore
Embracing the inspiration that twist of fate was once an idea with either discovered and renowned attraction, the e-book strains its evolution via Aristotelian, Scholastic, and Calvinist notion right into a diversity of early sleek texts. It means that for lots of English writers, unintended occasions raised primary questions on the character of order within the global and how that order might be apprehended.
Alongside texts through such canonical figures as Shakespeare and Bacon, this learn attracts on a number of lesser-known authors of sensational information bills approximately injuries that happened round the flip of the 17th century. the result's a cultural anatomy of injuries as philosophical challenge, theatrical conceit, religious landmark, or even a prototype for Baconian “experiment,” person who presents a clean interpretation of the early glossy engagement with contingency in highbrow and cultural terms.
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Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern England by Michael Witmore