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John Aubrey's antiquarian scholarship: a study in the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters

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The writings of John Aubrey (1626-1697) cover a variety of subjects, including natural philosophy, mathematics, educational theory, biography, and magic, among others. His principal scholarly interest, however, was antiquarianism, the early modern discipline which embraced subjects such as archaeology, anthropology, and palaeography. This thesis is a study of Aubrey’s antiquarian writings within the context of the European Republic of Letters.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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