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The great art of knowing : the baroque encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher

Author: Daniel Stolzenberg; Stanford University. Libraries.
Publisher: [Stanford, Calif.] : Stanford University libraries ; Fiesole (Firenze) : Cadmo, 2001.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Great art of knowing.
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)70774113
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Stolzenberg; Stanford University. Libraries.
ISBN: 0911221239 9780911221237
OCLC Number: 47754398
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Stanford University libraries.
Description: xii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Cont. bibliographical references.- Joint ed.- Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680).- Bound.- Paperback ed. only avail. at exhibition at Lire 80.000. Foreword / Michael A. Keller --
Preface / Roberto G. Trujillo and Henry Lowood --
Introduction : inside the baroque encyclopedia / Daniel Stolzenberg --
Science, history, and erudition : Athanasius Kircher's museum at the Collegio Romano / Paula Findlen --
Kircher's magnetic investigations / Martha Baldwin --
Kircher's subterranean world and the dignity of the geocosm / Tara E. Nummedal --
The connoisseur of magic / Daniel Stolzenberg --
Between the demonic and the miraculous : Athanasius Kircher and the baroque culture of machines / Michael John Gorman --
Making music, making knowledge : the harmonius universe of Athanasius Kircher / Penelope Gouk --
Matters medical / Martha Baldwin --
"If you have a secret, either keep it, or reveal it" : cryptography and universal language / Nick Wilding --
China illustrata the universe in a cup of tea / Haun Saussy --
Kircher's Egypt / Daniel Stolzenberg --
Kircher among the ruins : esoteric knowledge and universal history / Daniel Stolzenberg --
Appendix I : Kircher's correspondence / Nick Wilding --
Appendix II : Bibliography of works by and related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries / John E. Mustain and Barry E. Hinman.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Stolzenberg.

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