By Christopher Baker
This book―the 6th quantity in The nice Cultural Eras of the Western World series―provides info on greater than four hundred people who created and performed a task within the era's highbrow and cultural job. The book's concentration is on cultural figures―those whose innovations and discoveries contributed to the clinical revolution, these whose line of reasoning contributed to secularism, groundbreaking artists like Rembrandt, lesser identified painters, and participants to artwork and music.
As the momentum of the Renaissance peaked in 1600, the Western international was once poised to maneuver from the Early glossy to the trendy period. The Thirty Years conflict resulted in 1648 and faith was once not a reason for army clash. Europe grew extra secularized. prepared clinical study resulted in groundbreaking discoveries, resembling the earth's magnetic box, Kepler's first legislation of movement, and the slide rule. within the arts, Baroque portray, song, and literature developed. a brand new Europe was once rising. This ebook is an invaluable easy reference for college students and laymen, with entries in particular designed for prepared reference.
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The fragmentary and unsystematic structure of the text underscores one of its primary themes: that knowledge is in a constant process of revision and claims to the truth should be regarded with suspicion. In this way, Bayle follows in the footsteps of Montaigne and paves the way for Voltaire and the Encyclopedists. Indeed, many critics cite Bayle as the father of the Enlightenment and the archetype of the modern public intellectual. Bibliography: L. Gossman, "Marginal Writing," in D. Hollier, A New History of French Literature, 1989; E.
The English philosopher, statesman, essayist, and collector of scientific facts was born in London on 22 January 1561. His father, Sir Nicholas Bacon, was the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth. His mother, Anne Cooke, the second wife of Sir Nicholas, was herself learned in Latin and Greek, the daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, tutor to Edward VI, and the sister-in-law of Sir William Cecil, who would become Lord Burghley. Nicholas had six children at the time of his second marriage and with Anne fathered two more, Anthony and his younger brother Francis.
The essays focused on a group of fictional characters who commented, with their compatriot "Mr. Spectator," on issues of the day. Owing something to the earlier "character essays" of *John Earle and others, these were more highly individualized sketches with realistically detailed personae. "Captain Sentry" spoke from a military perspective, "Sir Andrew Freeport" was the voice of the merchant class, and "Sir Roger de Coverley" was the staid country squire, among others. The essays aimed "to enliven morality with wit and to temper wit with morality"; coming after the more licentious excesses of *Charles IPs reign, they 2 ALARCON Y MENDOZA, JUAN RUIZ DE anticipated the moral guidance offered in later Victorian literature.
Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1720. A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Baker