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Watching Vesuvius : a history of science and culture in early modern Italy

Author: Sean Cocco
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this ambitious and wide-ranging study. Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during the early Renaissance to experience its beauty and study its history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Cocco
ISBN: 9780226923710 0226923711
OCLC Number: 783150352
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Vesuvius in the view South --
Approaches : humanists, naturalists, and Vesuvius in the late Renaissance --
Marvelous excesses : the eruption of 1631 --
Histories of ignition : from historia to causa --
Contesting Vesuvius : discordant meanings in the context of revolt --
On the face of this earth : Vesuvius and its kind --
Watching and philosophizing : from controversy to cosmopolitanism --
Formed by explosion : geology in the Neapolitan picturesque --
Conclusion: Returns to the past.
Responsibility: Sean Cocco.

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Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In this title, the author argues that this investigation and  Read more...

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