Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man who Knew Everything

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Paula Findlen
Psychology Press, 2004 - 465 páginas
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Kirchers Rome
53
Reverie in Time of Plague Athanasius Kircher and the Plague Epidemic of 1656
65
Kircher and His Critics Censorial Practice and Pragmatic Disregard in the Society of Jesus
81
QuasiOptical Palingenesis The Circulation of Portraits and the Image of Kircher
107
The Sciences of Erudition
133
Copts and Scholars Athanasius Kircher in Peirescs Republic of Letters
135
Four Trees Some Amulets and the Seventytwo Names of God Kircher Reveals the Kabbalah
151
Kirchers Chronology
173
Magnetic Language Athanasius Kircher and Communication
265
Publishing the Polygraphy Manuscript Instrument and Print in the Work of Athanasius Kircher
285
Private and Public Knowledge Kircher Esotericism and the Republic of Letters
299
The Global Shape of Knowledge
311
Baroque Science between the Old and the New World Father Kircher and His Colleague Valentin Stansel 16211705
313
A Jesuits Books in the New World Athanasius Kircher and His American Readers
331
True Lies Athanasius Kirchers China Illustrata and the Life Story of a Mexican Mystic
367
Athanasius Kirchers China Illustrata 1667 An Apologia Pro Vita Sua
385

The Mysteries of Man and the Cosmos
191
Athanasius Kircher Giordano Bruno and the Panspermia of the Infinite Universe
193
Father Athanasius on the Isthmus of a Middle State Understanding Kirchers Paleontology
209
The Angel and the Compass Athanasius Kirchers Magnetic Geography
241
Communicating Knowledge
263
Understanding Kircher in Context
407
Bibliography
423
Notes on Contributors
449
Index
453
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Paula Findlen is Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University. She is the author of Possessing Nature and coeditor of Merchants and Marvels: Commerce, Science and Art in Early Modern Europe, published by Routledge.

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