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A study of the life and works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus incredibilis" : with a selection of his unpublished correspondence and an annotated translation of his autobiography

Author: John Edward Fletcher; Elizabeth Fletcher; G W Trompf; Athanasius Kircher
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Aries book series, v. 12.
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Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was an extraordinary polymath. His fascinating correspondence with popes, princes and priests was a key to the mind-set of the period, and the transition from medieval to modern scientific thinking.
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Fletcher, John Edward.
Study of the life and works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus incredibilis".
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011020720
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Edward Fletcher; Elizabeth Fletcher; G W Trompf; Athanasius Kircher
ISBN: 9789004216327 9004216324 9786613270818 6613270814 1283270811 9781283270816
OCLC Number: 763156013
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 607 p.)
Contents: pt. 1. Kircher's life and works --
pt. 2. Kircher's correspondence --
pt. 3. Kircher's life and letters --
pt. 4. Kircher's Vita with translation and annotations by John Fletcher.
Series Title: Aries book series, v. 12.
Responsibility: by John Edward Fletcher ; edited for publication by Elizabeth Fletcher ; editorial adjustment for the Aries book series by Garry Trompf.

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