29 - John Donne was a famous poet'An Anatomy of the world...

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John Donne was a famous poet. 'An Anatomy of the world" means a dissection of the world. Gives a good sense of intellectual currents. New phl calls all in doubt. There is a sense that the world is broken apart in all of its pieces and no collection between them. It seemed everything was called into doubt, even political and family relations. Everyone relied on his own line of reason. There is a sense that everything is falling apart so traditional order is called into question. The 30 years war starts, tears up central Europe, a lot of growing tension in england in the 1640's, the overthrow of the monarchy and execution of the king. The religious order seems to be breaking down. New ideas and practices were associated with the new phl with questioning of the old knowledge. How do you determine whats true? Whats natural? Who gets to say? The views under certain circumstances are broken and reopen. There were growing conflicts between the king and parliament over religious questions. Afraid king charles the 1st would restore catholicism. This was mixed up with
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