Darwin-L Message Log 2:100 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:100>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Tue Oct 19 00:30:18 1993

Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1993 01:37:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: October 19 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro


1605/1682: Sir THOMAS BROWNE, antiquary, author, and sometime physician, born
on this day in 1605 in St. Michael's Parish, Cheapside, London.  He will die
on the same date in 1682.  After education at Oxford and travel on the
Continent he will settle in Norwich, England.  The discovery of several
ancient burial urns in Norfolk will lead Browne to think about reconstructing
aspects of the past that are not recorded in textual sources, and he will
express these thoughts in one of the most graceful and imaginative documents
of the antiquarian period, his _Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall_ (1658): "What
Song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among
women, though puzling Questions, are not beyond all conjecture.  What time the
persons of these Ossuaries entered the famous Nations of the dead, and slept
with Princes and Counsellours, might admit a wide solution."

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