Exquisite Mixture

Exquisite Mixture examines the writing of Robert Boyle, John Locke, Daniel Defoe, and others in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain who advocated mixture as a critical element of this belief in English superiority: mixture could produce superior languages, new species, flawless ideas, and resilient civil societies.

Exquisite Mixture
The Virtues of Impurity in Early Modern England

Wolfram Schmidgen

2012 | 256 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: England's Mixed Genius
Chapter 1. The Science of Mixture
Chapter 2. The Politics of Deformity
Chapter 3. Locke's Mixed Liberty
Conclusion: Undividing Modernity

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments