Epub ↠ The Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag Ý Professor of cultural history and fellow of emmanuel college peter burke

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Epub ↠ The Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag Ý Professor of cultural history and fellow of emmanuel college peter burke Ý [Reading] ➽ The Polymath: A Cultural History from LeonFrom Leonardo Da Vinci to Oliver Sacks the first history of the western polymath from the Renaissance to the present An absorbing group portrait and intellectual history Kirkus Reviews From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways But history can be unkind to scholars with such encyclopedic interests All too often these individuals are remembered for just one part of their valuable achievements In this engaging erudite account renowned cultural historian Peter Burke argues for arounded view Identifying 500 western polymaths Burke explores their wide ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing the discovery of the New World and the Scientific Revolution It is onlyrecently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialization and to an environment that is less supportive of wide ranging scholars and scientists Spanning the Renaissance to the present day Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species

Professor of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College Peter Burke ¸ A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag Doc

From Leonardo Da Vinci to Oliver Sacks the first history of the western polymath from the Renaissance to the present An absorbing group portrait and intellectual history Kirkus Reviews From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways But history can be unkind to scholars with such encyclopedic interests All too often these individuals are remembered for just one part of their valuable achievements In this engaging erudite account renowned cultural historian Peter Burke argues for arounded view Identifying 500 western polymaths Burke explores their wide ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing the discovery of the New World and the Scientific Revolution It is onlyrecently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialization and to an environment that is less supportive of wide ranging scholars and scientists Spanning the Renaissance to the present day Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species

Mobi ¸ A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag ¸ Professor of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College Peter Burke

The Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan SontagFrom Leonardo Da Vinci to Oliver Sacks the first history of the western polymath from the Renaissance to the present An absorbing group portrait and intellectual history Kirkus Reviews From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways But history can be unkind to scholars with such encyclopedic interests All too often these individuals are remembered for just one part of their valuable achievements In this engaging erudite account renowned cultural historian Peter Burke argues for arounded view Identifying 500 western polymaths Burke explores their wide ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing the discovery of the New World and the Scientific Revolution It is onlyrecently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialization and to an environment that is less supportive of wide ranging scholars and scientists Spanning the Renaissance to the present day Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species