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The Intellectual Culture of the English Country House, 1500-1700, Paperback / softback Book

The Intellectual Culture of the English Country House, 1500-1700 Paperback / softback

Edited by Dr Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield, Margaret Healy


Now available in paperback, The intellectual culture of the English country house is a ground-breaking collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars, which uncovers the vibrant intellectual life of early modern provincial England.

The essays explore architectural planning; libraries and book collecting; landscape gardening; interior design; the history of science and scientific experimentation; and the collection of portraits and paintings.

The volume demonstrate the significance of the English country house (e.g.

Knole House, Castle Howard, Penshurst Place) and its place within larger local cultures that it helped to create and shape.

It provides a substantial overview of the country house culture of early modern England and the complicated relationship between the provinces and the national, the country and the city, in a period of rapid social, intellectual and economic transformation. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 52 black & white illustrations, 1 table
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781526127129