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Athanasius Kircher : the last man who knew everything

Author: Paula Findlen
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Kircher, Athanasius <1602-1680>; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Findlen
ISBN: 041594015X 9780415940153 0415940168 9780415940160
OCLC Number: 53287635
Description: xii, 465 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The last man who knew everything, or did he? Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602-80) and his world / Paula Findlen --
Baroque imaginary : the world of Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602-80) --
Kircher's Rome / Eugenio Lo Sardo --
Reveries in time of plague : Athanasius Kircher and the plague epidemic of 1656 / Martha Baldwin --
Kircher and his critics : censorial practice and pragmatic disregard in the Society of Jesus / Harald Siebert --
Quasi-optical palingenesis : the circulation of portraits and the image of Kircher / Angela Mayer-Deutsch --
Copts and scholars : Athanasius Kircher in Peirsec's republic of letters / Peter N. Miller --
Four trees, some amulets, and the seventy-two names of God : Kircher reveals the Kabbalah / Daniel Stolzenberg --
Kircher's chronology / Anthony Grafton--
Athanasius Kircher, Giordano Bruno, and the panspermia of the infinite universe / Ingrid D. Rowland --
Father Athanasius on the isthmus of a middle state : understanding Kircher's paleontology / Stephen Jay Gould --
The angel and the compass : Athanasius Kircher's magnetic geography / Micheal John Gorman --
Magnetic language : Athanasius Kircher and communication / Haun Saussy --
Publishing the polygraphy : manuscript, instrument, and print in the work of Athanasius Kircher / Nick Wilding --
Private and public knowledge : Kircher, esotericism and the republic of letters / Noel Malcolm --
Baroque science between the old world and the new world : Father Kircher and his colleague Valentin Stansel (1621-1705) / Carlos Ziller Camenietzki --
A Jesuit's books in the new world : Athanasius Kircher and his American readers / Paula Findlen --
True lies : Athanasius Kircher's China illustrata and the life story of a Mexican mystic / J. Michelle Molina --
Athanasius Kircher's China illustrata (1667) : an apologia pro sua vita / Florence Hsia --
Understanding Kircher in context / Antonella Romano.
Responsibility: edited by Paula Findlen.
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"The collection succeeds in its expressed goal of charting some of the paths through Kircher's world."-Darin Hayton, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, "Renasissance Quarterly

 
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