Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain

  • Authors
  • Scott Black

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Scott Black
      Pages 1-12
  3. Of Essays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Scott Black
      Pages 15-35
    3. Scott Black
      Pages 36-64
  4. Essay Exapted

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Scott Black
      Pages 67-85
    3. Scott Black
      Pages 107-126
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-193

About this book


This study focuses on the co-evolution of the essay and the mode of literacy it enabled, and the interactive processes of reading, with a new approach to early modern textuality. It shows how the genre served to record, test and disseminate the skills required; and how the essay was adopted as a mechanism by various intellectual disciplines.


bibliography Britain essay genre Great Britain knowledge literacy

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