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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: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Athanasius Kircher.
New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2003022829
(OCoLC)53287635
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Findlen
ISBN: 9780203953877 0203953878 0203643887 9780203643884
OCLC Number: 181339690
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 465 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Athanasius Kircher and his world --
Baroque imaginary : the world of Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602-80) --
Kircher's Rome : a way to understand the Celeberrimus Museum Kircherianum --
Reveries in time of plague : Kircher and the plague epidemic of 1656 --
Kircher and his critics : censorial practice and pragmatic disregard in the Society of Jesus --
Quasi-optical palingenesis : the circulation of portraits and the image of Kircher --
Kircher, Peiresc, and the foundation of Coptic studies, or, The quest for Barachias Nephi --
Trees, some amulets, and the seventy-two names of God : Kircher reveals the Kabbalah --
Kircher's chronology --
Athanasius Kircher, Giordano Bruno, and the panspermia of the infinite universe --
Father Athanasius on the isthmus of a middle state : understanding Kircher's paleontology --
The angel and the compass : Athanasius Kircher's geographical project --
Magnetic language : Athanasius Kircher and communication --
Publishing the polygraphy : manuscript, instrument, and print in the work of Athanasius Kircher --
Private and public knowledge : Kircher, esotericism and the republic of letters --
Baroque science between the old world and the new : Father Kircher and his fellow Jesuit, Valentin Stansel (1621-1705) --
A Jesuit's books in the new world : Athanasius Kircher and his American readers --
True lies : Kircher's China illustrata and the life story of a Mexican mystic --
Athanasius Kircher's China illustrata (1667) : an apologia pro sua vita --
The afterlife of a polymath --
Understanding Kircher in context.
Responsibility: edited by Paula Findlen.
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