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xi, 160 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • Foreword / Michael A. Keller
  • Preface / Roberto G. Trujillo and Henry Lowood
  • Introduction : inside the baroque encyclopedia / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Science, history, and erudition : Athanasius Kircher's museum at the Collegio Romano / Paula Findlen
  • Kircher's magnetic investigations / Martha Baldwin
  • Kircher's subterranean world and the dignity of the geocosm / Tara E. Nummedal
  • The connoisseur of magic / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Between the demonic and the miraculous : Athanasius Kircher and the baroque culture of machines / Michael John Gorman
  • Making music, making knowledge : the harmonius universe of Athanasius Kircher / Penelope Gouk
  • Matters medical / Martha Baldwin
  • "If you have a secret, either keep it, or reveal it" : cryptography and universal language / Nick Wilding
  • China illustrata : the universe in a cup of tea / Haun Saussy
  • Kircher's Egypt / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Kircher among the ruins : esoteric knowledge and universal history / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Appendix I : Kircher's correspondence / Nick Wilding
  • Appendix II : Bibliography of works by and related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries / John E. Mustain and Barry E. Hinman.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
"The Ecstatic Journey: Althanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome" surveys the scientific, religious and political culture of 17th-century Rome through the works of Althanasius Kircher (1602-80), a German Jesuit at the Roman College. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, this illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland and descriptions of over 100 works. The introduction by F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, offers an appreciation of Kircher and observations on the idea of scientific progress.
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Green Library, Special Collections
Book
[6], 52, [8], 518 [i.e.448], [6]p., plate : port. ; 26 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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