From Books to Bezoars: Sir Hans Sloan and His Collections (BOK)

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This extensively illustrated volume offers fresh perspectives on the great eighteenth-century physician, naturalist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753), whose holdings formed the basis of the British Museum and ultimately of its dual offspring, the Natural History Museum and the British Library. The colonial milieu within which Sloane operated is given prominence here, and particularly the time he spent in Jamaica; attention is also paid to his social context and to the way his collecting activities permeated every aspect of his life. Some essays consider the museum specimens accumulated by Sloane, both natural and man-made, shedding new light on his aims in acquiring and organising them. Also included is the first complete publication of the earliest life of Sloane by Thomas Birch, based on personal interviews.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
ISBN 9780712358804 Antall sider 288
Dimensjoner 17,2cm x 24,4cm x 2,3cm Vekt 816 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alison Walker, Arthur MacGregor, Michael Hunter
Emner og form British & Irish history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Cultural studies, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700