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Vanities of the Eye: Vision in Early Modern European Culture

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Vanities of the Eye investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe, a time in which the nature and reliability of human vision was the focus of much debate. In medicine, art theory, science, religion, and philosophy, sight came to be characterized as uncertain or paradoxical--mental images no longer resembled the external world. Was seeing really believing? Stuart Clark explores the controversial debates of the time--from the fantasies and hallucinations of melancholia, to the illusions of magic, ...

Vanities of the Eye: Vision in Early Modern European Culture 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199541607

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Vanities of the Eye: Vision in Early Modern European Culture 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199250134

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