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

Daniel Stolzenberg (Editor), Stanford University Libraries (Host institution, Issuing body)
eBook, English, 2001
Stanford University libraries ; Cadmo, [Stanford, Calif.], Fiesole (Firenze), 2001
exhibition catalogs
1 online resource (xii, 160 pages) : illustrations
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
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Stanford University libraries."