Image of Adam in English Encyclopedic Works of Early Modern Era

Petra Klímová

Abstract


The content of this study is focused on the myth of original sin and its impact on the encyclopedic works in the early modern period in the Europe. The main goal here is to answer questions to what extent encyclopedia affected by this story and then describe the changes that caused it. The main attention is devoted to most important English encyclopedic works in early modern times: Cyclopaedia (1728) by Ephraim Chambers and Lexicon Technicum (1704) by John Harris.

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the early modern period, encyclopaedias, Ephraim Chambers, John Harris

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