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Campanella and the Disciplines from Obscurity to Concealment

Haugen, Kristine Louise (2016) Campanella and the Disciplines from Obscurity to Concealment. In: For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton (2 vols.). Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions. Vol.2. No.18. Brill , Leiden, pp. 602-620. ISBN 9789004316942.

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During 27 years in prison, Tommaso Campanella became a European celebrity by publishing natural philosophy, political philosophy, and more. What was it like to write in prison in the 17th century, and did those conditions leave any traces in his books? By comparison with the chaotic style of his earlier career, Campanella usually became clearer and more appealing, relying much less on books and more on original argument. On the other hand, his abiding interest in republican political thought demanded an alert and even sympathetic reader as Campanella ostensibly opposed republicanism with disputations and authorities that recalled his youth.

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Subject Keywords:philosophy, Italy, prison, history of the book, seventeenth century, humanism
Non-Subject Keywords:Anthony Grafton
Series Name:Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions
Issue or Number:18
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Deposited By: Kristine Haugen
Deposited On:23 Jun 2016 22:39
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