With the advent of digital technology and the Internet, traditional paper-based scholarship appears increasingly threatened with redundancy, if not total obsolescence. This may help to explain current interest in the various techniques adopted by early modern natural philosophers and scholars who struggled to cope with the diverse and rapidly expanding bodies of data at their disposal.
Intellectual milieu of English virtuosi
Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science
by Richard Yeo
University of Chicago Press (Footprint), $74.99 hb, 416 pp, 9780226106564
Wilfrid Prest, born and educated in Melbourne, is Professor Emeritus in History and Law at the University of Adelaide and was president...
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