He chants in Hebrew and antagonizes all except Thomas Hariot
and Ralph Lane.
The first two chapters focus upon transatlantic tobacco consumption and the staple crop's role in the writing of King James and Sir Walter Raleigh, as well as the significance of the potato as "the invisible root of culture" (25) as presented by the early reports of Thomas Hariot
The influence of Lucretius is traced in Macchiavelli's view of religion as a means of repression through fear; in Valla's On Pleasure (De voluptate), written in the 1430s, not published until much later; in More's Utopia; in the works of Bruno; and, almost in passing, in the atomism of Thomas Hariot
For example, the coast of Virginia, drawn by Thomas Hariot
, and the islands of northern Canada, drawn on Martin Frobisher's voyage, both show a broken and confusing coastline with many islands or rivers, but no clear way in.
This would become a very common idea among radicals in early modern Europe, espoused by groups such as the Anabaptists and mid-seventeenth-century sects like the Muggletonians, Quakers, Familists, Ranters and Diggers, with well-known exponents including Thomas Hariot
, John Bunyan and George Fox (before their conversions), Jacob Boehme, Laurence Clarkson, Lodowick Muggleton, and Gerard Winstanley.
Also receiving some attention are George Percy, George Alsop, and Thomas Hariot
11) Closer to home, Thomas Hariot
, the mathematician whose name was associated both with Marlowe's and with atheism, devoted an inordinate proportion of his A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia to an apparently straight-faced account of the natives' religion.
Two colonists who accompanied the 1585 expedition were German scientist Joachim Ganz and mathematician Thomas Hariot
, who in 1588 wrote A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.
was written in 1588 by Thomas Hariot
, who took part in the Roanoke Island adventure sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Her interest in modern science and thought are apparent in her biography of Willard Gibbs: American Genius (1942) and The Traces of Thomas Hariot