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Forums of validation and forms of knowledge: The magical rhetoric of Otto von Guericke's sulfur globe (1993)


Description On von Guericke's electrical display, using a sulfur globe. “This essay will be an exploration of the rhetoric of his account of the display to see what kind of an event he thought he was creating and the rhetorical world his account was part of. Particular attention will be given to the socio-political-intellectual world of magic.”

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Authors & Contributors
Pumfrey, Stephen
Klever, Wim
Krafft, Fritz A.
Moewes, Erich
Schott, Caspar
Buchholz, Konstanze
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Kluwer Academic
Johns Hopkins University
Electricity; magnetism
Occult sciences
Refraction, astronomical
Instruments, navigational
Guericke, Otto von
Gilbert, William
Boyle, Robert
Pascal, Blaise
Galilei, Galileo
Schott, Gaspar
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
19th century
16th century
British Isles
Great Britain
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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