Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611-1669), Adventurer, Polymath, and Translator of Rabelais
|Author: ||Craik, R. J.|
This first full-length study of the man and his work discusses all Urquhart's writings in detail, giving numerous quotations to let him speak for himself. Along with biographical information, there is detailed examination of his epigrams, his historical material, his universal language scheme, and his translation of Rabelais. In his Foreword, Professor J. B. Trapp, Director of the Warburg Institute at London University, writes, "It is Dr. Craik's great merit to have mastered every aspect of the experience, the thought, and the writings of an extraordinary man."