curiosity

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mental acquisitiveness

undue interest in the affairs of others

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Cabinets of Curiosities is packed with so many images it will appeal to art libraries as well, but is recommended here for its special interest to collections appealing to collectors of oddities.
Kenny is most interested in the discourse of curiosities and how it shaped knowledge in early modern Europe.
Fin's attraction to trains is complemented by what we might call Joe's attraction to attraction, his curiosity about other people's curiosities.
Benedict's study nicely complements Marjorie Swann's recent Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), a work that focuses on more positive uses of curiosity and its employment in transcending boundaries between the elite and popular classes.
In Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England, Marjorie Swann copes with the challenge by keeping a tight focus on the practice of collecting.