John Selden - A Life in Scholarship

John Selden - A Life in Scholarship - Oxford-Warburg Studies

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Synopsis

Professor Toomer's book is not only an indispensable reference work but also provides the first thorough treatment of the scholarship of John Selden, acknowledged as the most learned man of 17th-century England. All of his numerous published works, especially in the fields of history, law, and Hebraica, are critically examined and described in detail. The narrative also relates his writings to contemporary events, in the Civil War and the parliaments (including the Long Parliament) in which he played a prominent part, and to the work of other scholars in Europe (notably Scaliger and Grotius) and in Britain (including Camden and Ussher). Selden's involvement with the Universities, the support of libraries, and the promotion of scholarship is discussed. The work will be an essential resource, not only for the life of a major figure of his time, but also for the intellectual history of 17th-century England in general.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199207039
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.06092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 1016
Weight: 1492g
Height: 220mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 82mm