Egyptian Œdipus : Athanasius Kircher and the secrets of antiquity (Book, 2015) []
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Egyptian Œdipus : Athanasius Kircher and the secrets of antiquity

Egyptian Œdipus : Athanasius Kircher and the secrets of antiquity

Author: Daniel Stolzenberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edition 2015View all editions and formats

Athanasius Kircher, S J was one of Europe's most inventive and versatile scholars in the baroque era. This book presents an interpretation of Kircher's hieroglyphic studies, placing them in the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Stolzenberg
ISBN: 9780226273273 022627327X
OCLC Number: 1131551482
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Œdipus in exile --
Esoteric antiquarianism --
How to get ahead in the republic of letters --
Œdipus in Rome --
Ancient theology and the antiquarian --
The discovery of oriental antiquity --
Erudition and censorship --
Symbolic wisdom in an age of criticism --
Œdipus at large --
Epilogue: the twilight of tradition and the clear light of history.
Responsibility: Daniel Stolzenberg.


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"Extraordinary: Kircher, the figure of fun, emerges from Stolzenberg's impressive analysis as a serious scholar." (Anthony Grafton, London Review of Books) "Thoroughly researched and informative." Read more...

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