'Anecdote, example, method: Renaissance accounts of the death of Pliny the Elder'

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Abstract

This article is a study of the commonplace anecdote of the death of Pliny the Elder and considers in particular the way in which writers in emergent vernacular genres used the story as a means of promoting particular methodological positions on enquiry into nature. It combines literary history, original bibliographical research and the history of disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethod and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought
EditorsEmma Gilby, Paul White
PublisherManey Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
Pages23-40
ISBN (Print)9781907975363
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Structured keywords

  • Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition

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    Tomlinson, R. C. (2013). 'Anecdote, example, method: Renaissance accounts of the death of Pliny the Elder'. In E. Gilby, & P. White (Eds.), Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought (pp. 23-40). Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). http://www.legendabooks.com/titles/isbn/9781907975363.html