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Great art of knowing : the baroque encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher

Author: Daniel Stolzenberg
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Stolzenberg
ISBN: 9780911221237 0911221239
OCLC Number: 70774113
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 160 p.) : ill.
Contents: 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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