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The Resource The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship, Kelsey Jackson Williams, (electronic resource)

The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship, Kelsey Jackson Williams, (electronic resource)

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The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship
Title
The antiquary
Title remainder
John Aubrey's historical scholarship
Statement of responsibility
Kelsey Jackson Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Aubrey (1626-1697), antiquary, natural philosopher, and virtuoso, is best-remembered today for his 'Brief Lives', biographies of his contemporaries filled with luminous detail which have been mined for anecdotes by generations of scholars. However, Aubrey was much more than merely the hand behind an invaluable source of biographical material; he was also the author of thousands of pages of manuscript notebooks covering everything from the origins of Stonehenge to the evolution of folklore. Kelsey Jackson Williams explores these manuscripts in full for the first time and in doing so illuminates the intricacies of Aubrey's investigations into Britain's past. 'The Antiquary' is both a major new study of an important early modern writer and a significant intervention in the developing historiography of antiquarianism. It discusses the key aspects of Aubrey's work in a series of linked chapters on archaeology, architecture, biography, folklore, and philology, concluding with a revisionist interpretation of Aubrey's antiquarian writings. While covering a wide variety of scholarly territory, it remains rooted in the common thread of Aubrey's own intellectual development and the continual interaction between his texts as he studied, discovered, revised, and rewrote them across four decades. Its conclusions not only substantially reshape our understanding of Aubrey and his works, but also provide new understandings of the methodologies, ambitions, and achievements of antiquarianism across early modern Europe
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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1986-
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Jackson Williams, Kelsey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English Monographs
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  • Aubrey, John
  • Aubrey, John
  • Historiography
  • Biography
  • Great Britain
Label
The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship, Kelsey Jackson Williams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Stonehenge and the druids: antiquarian controversy in Restoration England -- 2. Monumenta Britannica: ancient traces in the British landscape -- 3. The old Roman fashion: architecture and its histories -- 4. Writing lives: Aubrey, Anthony Wood, and antiquarian biography -- 5. Ovid in the West Country: the ancient origins of folk custom -- 6. A new philology: toponyms and comparative linguistics in Aubrey's late works
Control code
ssj0001726828
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198784296
Lccn
2015959812
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001726828
Label
The antiquary : John Aubrey's historical scholarship, Kelsey Jackson Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Stonehenge and the druids: antiquarian controversy in Restoration England -- 2. Monumenta Britannica: ancient traces in the British landscape -- 3. The old Roman fashion: architecture and its histories -- 4. Writing lives: Aubrey, Anthony Wood, and antiquarian biography -- 5. Ovid in the West Country: the ancient origins of folk custom -- 6. A new philology: toponyms and comparative linguistics in Aubrey's late works
Control code
ssj0001726828
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198784296
Lccn
2015959812
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001726828

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