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By John Edward Fletcher; edited for publication by Elizabeth Fletcher

ISBN-10: 9004207120

ISBN-13: 9789004207127

Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, used to be an enigma. Intensely pious and a prolific writer, he was once additionally a polymath desirous about every thing from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the tiny creatures in his microscope. His correspondence with popes, princes and monks used to be a window into the stressed strength of the interval. It confirmed first-hand the seventeenth-centurys fight for wisdom in astronomy, microscopy, geology, chemistry, musicology, Egyptology, horology The checklist is going on. Kirchers books mirror the way of thinking of 17th-century students - unending interest and a considerable larding of naivet?©: Kircher scorned alchemy because the wishful considering charlatans, but believed in dragons.His lifestyles and correspondence offer a key to the transition from the center a long time to a brand new medical age. This ebook, even though unpublished, has been lengthy quoted and talked about. Awaited by means of students and experts of Kircher, it's ultimately to be had with this variation.

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Athanasius Kircher, p. 305; N. Wilding, ‘“If You Have a Secret, Either Keep it, or Reveal It” ’. ), Great Art, pp. 302–307 (cryptography); F. Englmann, Sphärenharmonie und Mikrokosmos: Das politische Denken des Athansius Kircher (1602–1680), on Kircher’s Principis Christiani Archetypon (1672). C. ’ Of the symposia, Beinlich’s Magie des Wissens has the widest coverage. 33 Subtited: Index Alphabeticus; Index Geographicus. , 11. These two researchers were definitely needed, for Kircher’s correspondence opens up important windows on to the riches of Eastern European scholarship in the seventeenth century.

32 Writing in 1829, Dr K. Wurzer of Marburg informs us that the house ‘wird fortwärhrend allda Kirchers Haus genannt’; see J. ), Buchonia, vol. 4, p. 148. 33 Schannat, Corpus traditionum, p. 353. 10 chapter one At the age of ten, Kircher was sent by his father to the Papal Seminary in Fulda, at that time under the rectorship of Fr Christoph Brouwer, the noted and voluminous historian of Fulda and Trier. This Jesuit academy, which was to grow famous in Germany for the excellence of its teaching and the brilliance of its pupils, opened its doors in 1572.

12 Heppe, Restauration des Katholizismus, pp. 28–36. 13 The seven, that is, that survived; two of Kircher’s elder brothers died in infancy, Vita, p. 469. 14 Letter written by Chigi: II. 33 (Münster, 15 January 1650). 15 His information is distressingly sparse: of Joachim he has no news at all, while Johannes, he writes, is living in seclusion in Austria: ‘Where Joachim went is so far unknown, but I have a vague notion that he is living in Austria’. Two of Kircher’s sisters are known to us. Agnes, who died in 1646,16 married a certain Georg Hagen, a tanner and a Calvinist, of Vacha, a small town some 12 miles north of Geisa.

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