The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

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Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) was a physician, philosopher and naturalist, renowned for essays on subjects as diverse as death and the significance of number in nature. Rather than a plain biography of a man who ‘stands at the gates of modern science and yet remains happily in thrall to the ancient world and its mysteries’, Aldersley-Williams takes ideas that were important to Browne and remain important now – among them animals, plants, faith and melancholy – and explores them from both 17th- and 21st-century perspectives.

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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

Granta2015

Hardback348pp Illustrated230x150mm

9781847089007     Product Code: 501043

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Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) was a physician, philosopher and naturalist, renowned for essays on subjects as diverse as death and the significance of number in nature. Rather than a plain biography of a man who ‘stands at the gates of modern science and yet remains happily in thrall to the ancient world and its mysteries’, Aldersley-Williams takes ideas that were important to Browne and remain important now – among them animals, plants, faith and melancholy – and explores them from both 17th- and 21st-century perspectives.

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