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The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Susan Mitchell Sommers

Abstract

Recent historical accounts of aspects of life during the long eighteenth century are replete with fascinating vignettes of little-known figures. As individual sketches, they are illustrative of larger arguments, but the assumption has been that, in general, scholars have already retrieved all the information they could about socially or historically obscure characters, and consequently nothing else has been sought. But over the past few decades, techniques and technologies have dramatically changed the landscape of biographical research. This is demonstrated in the current study, a biographica ... More

Keywords: esotericism, astrology, freemasonry, Swedenborg, Ebenezer Sibly, quack medicine, print culture, eighteenth century, Enlightenment science, shorthand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190687328
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190687328.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Mitchell Sommers, author
Professor of History, St. Vincent College