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Author Doody, Aude, 1977-

Title Pliny's encyclopedia : the reception of the Natural history / Aude Doody
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Contents Introduction: How to read an encyclopedia -- Science and encyclopedism : the originality of the Natural history -- Diderot's Pliny and the politics of the encyclopedia -- Finding facts : the Summarium in the early printed editions -- Specialist readings : art and medicine from the Natural history -- Conclusion: Changing approaches to Pliny's Natural history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-189) and index
Subject Pliny, the Elder -- Knowledge -- Science
Pliny, the Elder. Naturalis historia.
Science, Ancient.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511677073 (electronic bk.)
9780511677076 (electronic bk.)