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Knight, Leah

Works: 2 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 367 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Leah Knight
Reading green in early modern England by Leah Knight( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green in early modern England did not mean what it does today; but what did it mean? Unveiling various versions and interpretations of green, this book offers a cultural history of a color that illuminates the distinctive valences greenness possessed in early modern culture. While treating green as a panacea for anything from sore eyes to sick minds, early moderns also perceived verdure as responsive to their verse, sympathetic to their sufferings, and endowed with surprising powers of animation. Author Leah Knight explores the physical and figurative potentials of green as they were underst
Of books and botany in early modern England : sixteenth-century plants and print culture by Leah Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published virtues of the earth: an introduction -- The bookish nature of botanical culture: continental contexts. Botanical renaissance: A potted history -- Words and things in humanist herbalism -- Botany by the book -- Botanical gardens in book form: the herbaria -- Botanical reformation in William Turner's books of nature. Biographical contexts -- Anthological botany -- Turner's reforms: Naming and translating -- What's in a name? Truth, falsity, and fiction -- John Gerard's uncommon ground. The garden grows: From catalogue to herbal -- The anthology of nature: Gerard's as editor and author -- Botanical poetics and the rhetoric of description -- Imaginary gardens: poets as herbalists -- Domesticated plants and domesticating books: cultivating household textual collection -- The place of books -- The place of plants -- Gallery and paradise -- Stillroom and study -- Posies transposed -- Epilogue
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Of books and botany in early modern England : sixteenth-century plants and print culture
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