Book ID: CBB001251872

A Study of the Life and Works of Athanasius Kircher, “Germanus incredibilis”: With a Selection of His Unpublished Correspondence and an Annotated Translation of His Autobiography (2011)


Fletcher, John Edward (Author)
Fletcher, Elizabeth (Author)
Trompf, G. W. (Author)
Kircher, Athanasius (Author)


Publication Date: 2011
Physical Details: xxxiv + pp.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was an enigma. Intensely pious and a prolific author, he was also a polymath fascinated with everything from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the tiny creatures in his microscope. His correspondence with popes, princes and priests was a window into the restless energy of the period. It showed first-hand the seventeenth-century's struggle for knowledge in astronomy, microscopy, geology, chemistry, musicology, Egyptology, horology… The list goes on.

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Authors & Contributors
Rowland, Ingrid D.
Waddell, Mark A.
Ziller Camenietzki, Carlos
Schreyer, Alice
Rowland, F. Sherwood
Daxecker, Franz
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Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Acque Sotterranee
University of Chicago Press
University of Michigan Press
Harrassowitz Verlag
Yale University
Indiana University
Science and religion
Natural history
Natural philosophy
Earth sciences
Kircher, Athanasius
Newton, Isaac
Riccioli, Giovanni Battista
Locher, Johann Georg
Scheiner, Christoph
Reinzer, Franz
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
Early modern
16th century
South America
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Museo del Collegio Romano

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