A Study of the Life and Works of Athanasius Kircher, `Germanus Incredibilis': With a Selection of his Unpublished Correspondence and an Annotated Translation of his Autobiography

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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. Kircher's books reflect ...

A Study of the Life and Works of Athanasius Kircher, `Germanus Incredibilis': With a Selection of his Unpublished Correspondence and an Annotated Translation of his Autobiography 2011, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004207127

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