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Peiresc's Europe : learning and virtue in the seventeenth century

Author: Peter N Miller
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the extensive Peiresc archive, Miller evokes the lives of the antiquaries, philosophers, theologians, and politicians of Peiresc's day, only some of whom remain known today. He explores the age in which Peiresc's toleration and sociability, his political action and cosmopolitanism, and his serious scholarship without dogmatism were identified as a set of virtues and practices by which to live. Peiresc's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc; Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc; Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Miller
ISBN: 0300082525 9780300082524
OCLC Number: 45286618
Description: xv, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Peiresc: free mind and friend --
Constancy, conversation, and friendship: the 'civil life of private men' --
The ancient constitution and the antiquarian: Peiresc in politics --
The theology of a scholar: antiquaries and accommodation --
History as philosophy: time and the antiquarian.
Responsibility: Peter N. Miller.
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Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc played an important role in the intellectual culture of his time. This work examines both the man and his circle, which included Pope Urban VIII and Galileo. It brings  Read more...

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