Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England shortlisted for HSS Davis prize

We’re very pleased to learn that the History of Science Society has shortlisted an Ashgate book for the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize.

The book is Kevin Killeen‘s Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge.

Killeen’s work centres on a reassessment of the scope and importance of Browne’s most elaborate text, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, his vast encyclopaedia of error with its mazy series of investigations, encompassing biblical commentary, historiography, natural history, classical philology, artistic propriety and an encyclopaedic coverage of natural philosophy. The book traces the intellectual climate in which such disparate interests could cohere.

About the author: Kevin Killeen is a lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at the University of York, UK.

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