Article ID: CBB001551916

Metrics of Justice (2015)

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Behrmann, Carolin (Author)


Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Volume: 30, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 161-194


Publication Date: 2015
Edition Details: Part of a Series: Iconography on Scientific Instruments
Language: English

This paper examines a polyhedral dial from the British Museum made by the instrument maker Ulrich Schniep, and discusses the status of multifunctional scientific instruments. It discerns a multifaceted iconic meaning considering different dimensions such as scientific functionality (astronomy), the complex allegorical figure of Justice (iconography), and the representation of the sovereign (politics), the court and the Kunstkammer of Albrecht V of Bavaria. As a numen mixtum the figure of “Justicia” touches different fields that go far beyond pure astronomical measurement and represents the power of the ruler as well as the rules of economic justice.

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Description Examines “a polyhedral dial from the British Museum made by the instrument maker Ulrich Schniep.”


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Authors & Contributors
King, David A.
Meskens, Ad
Kühne, Andreas
Jardine, Nicholas
Moreno, Roberto
Cleempoel, Koenraad Van
Journals
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Journal for Maritime Research: Britian, the Sea and Global History
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Harvard University Press
Ashgate
E. Rauner Verlag
Concepts
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Astronomy
Patronage
Measuring instruments
Telescopes
Astrolabes
People
Kepler, Johannes
Coignet, Michel
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Rheticus, Georg Joachim
Clavius, Christopher
Hay, John
Time Periods
16th century
17th century
Renaissance
Early modern
15th century
20th century, late
Places
Europe
Belgium
Prague (Czechia)
Spain
Saxony
Ottoman Empire
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