Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry
In this striking social history, Barbara M. Benedict draws on the texts of the early modern period to discover the era's attitudes toward curiosity, a trait we learn was often depicted as an unsavory form of transgression or cultural ambition.
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Although curiosity is generally considered a virtue in Western culture, in early modern England (1660-1820) a curious person was thought to harbor social ambitions or threaten the very order of nature ... Read full review