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Title Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall / Sir Thomas Browne
Imprint New York, NY : The New York Review of Books, c2012

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Descript xli, 170 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics
Note Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-170)
Here this baroque master's two most enduring and admired works. In Religio Medici Browne mulls over the relation between his medical profession and his profession of the Christian faith, pondering the respective claims of science and religion, questions that are still very much alive today. The discovery of an ancient burial site in an English field prompted Browne to write Urne-Buriall, which is both an early anthropological examination of different practices of interment and a profound meditation on mortality
Subject English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700
Physicians -- Religious life -- Early works to 1800
Christian ethics -- Early works to 1800
Urn burial
Funeral Rites -- history
Burial -- history
Classmark 828/.409
Alt Auth Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Targoff, Ramie
ISBN/ISSN 9781590174883
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