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Paperback Terra Incognita: A History of Ignorance in the 18th and 19th Centuries Book

ISBN: 150954626X

ISBN13: 9781509546268

Terra Incognita: A History of Ignorance in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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Identifying gaps in knowledge is the first duty of any historian who sets out to understand the past. It is impossible fully to understand our forebears without some idea of what they did not know: the history of ignorance is an indispensable part of history itself.

Here Alain Corbin focuses on our planet, exploring its mysteries past and present, and the intensity and eventual decline of the modes of terror and wonder it aroused...

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