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Sir Thomas Gresham and Gresham College : studies in the intellectual history of London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Author: Francis Ames-Lewis
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first set of papers in this collection consider Gresham's career. The second set examine Gresham College's academic activities and the third set consider how Gresham professors contributed to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Sir Thomas Gresham and Gresham College.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)607261006
Named Person: Thomas Gresham; Thomas Gresham, Sir; Thomas Gresham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Ames-Lewis
ISBN: 1840146419 9781840146417
OCLC Number: 39615312
Description: xxi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Francis Ames-Lewis; Reconstructing London: Sir Thomas Gresham and Bishopsgate, Ann Saunders; Sir Thomas and the 'House of Gresham': activities of a mercer-merchant adventurer, Ian Blanchard; Citizen and mercer: Sir Thomas Gresham and the social and political world of the city of London, Vanessa Harding; Failed transmission: Sir Thomas Gresham, reproduction, and the background to Gresham's professorship of physic, Margaret Pelling; Early insurance in and around the Royal Exchange, Trevor Sibbett; Sculpture at the Royal Exchange in the seventeenth century, Katharine Gibson; Civic rhetoric, 1560-1640, Lynette Hunter; Plato in the Tudor academies, Sarah Hutton; Testimonia humanitatis: the early lectures of Henry Savile, Robert Goulding; 'No small force': natural philosophy and mathematics in Thomas Gresham's London, Stephen Clucas; Gresham College and London practitioners: the nature of the English mathematical community, Mordechai Feingold; Christopher Wren's Greshamite history of astronomy and geometry, Jim Bennett; Why translate Serlio?, J.V. Field; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Francis Ames-Lewis.
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