SETTE Miriam

Associate Professor of English Literature
Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Italy.
Research expertise

Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth British literature.



Robinson’s and Friday’s Island

The doctrine of natural law may well be the cornerstone of Daniel Defoe’s cultural formation. When Robinson Crusoe digs into his conscience, he discovers a universal reason, namely the jus gentium, the right common to all peoples, beyond their single historicity.

Valentine Greatrakes

Commentators have at times overstated the reach and impact of scientific rationalism at the close of the seventeenth century, and in doing so have been led to underestimate the links between scientific and magical thinking lasting until at least the early decades of the eighteenth century. Valentine Greatrakes was