Athanasius Kircher () — German Jesuit, occultist, polymath – was one of most curious figures in the history of science. He dabbled in all the mysteries. Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything. Front Cover. Paula Findlen. Taylor & Francis, May 15, – History – pages. Athanasius Kircher ()—German Jesuit, occultist, polymath—was one of most curious figures in the history of science. He dabbled in all the mysteries.

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Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Aug 04, Rachael rated it really liked it. Today his books are the imagination of every bibliophile.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I just wanted to say that almost all of the illustrations in this book are of poor technical quality.

It unfortunately reads like someone’s Masters thesis. Indeed, it seems that the authors duck and weave around a number of major issues, as though they think others in the book will take them up.

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He attempted to develop a key to hieroglyphics. Kircher was born in in Fulda now HesseGermany. Please try again later. So I will probably read it slowly over the course of the three weeks I have it out from the library. The present kiecher contains nineteen short essays that illustrate the multifarious ways that Kircher was a barometer not just for the seventeenth century, but for much of the early modern period. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Chris Winkler rated it it was amazing Jul 02, February 20, kbew The publishers might have accidentally published working images and not the full resolution ones. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To ask other readers questions about Athanasius Lsstplease sign up.

Janice Lee rated it really liked it Sep 20, The Bookshelf application offers access: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Now if only we could get some decent editions of Kircher’s actual work in translation As you read through these essays, you feel the scale of the world bearing down upon you. athanqsius

Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything by Paula Findlen

Trivia About Athanasius Kirche But is this the curse of the polymath? Kevin Faulkner rated it really liked it Feb 17, Showing of 5 reviews.

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K57John J. I like to think that this sums him up well. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Kircher coined the term electromagnetism, printed Sanskrit for the first time in a Western book, and built a famous museum collection.

Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

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Findlen’s introductory essay sets the stage for the remainder of the book by offering less a biography of Kircher than a survey of his reputation from brilliant young scholar to discredited liar. Illustration from Mundus Subterraneus.

Peirsec was a noted antiquarian of the period, and he was impressed athanasiud Kircher’s curiosity and enthusiasm but rather concerned about his, ahem, lack of methodological precision.

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