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Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World

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Hardback copy with protective dust jacket. Book is in almost brand new condition, bar a small rip and dirt mark on the back of the dust jacket.

Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his researches in over thirty lavishly illustrated volumes in Latin. His museum in Rome was famous and visited by everybody in the world of learning. Inevitably, his work has been superseded in most areas of study, but he remains a key figure in the history of ideas and in recent years there has been a revival of interest, in which Joscelyn Godwin has played a leading role.

But while every other aspect of his thought has been studied, the fascinating engravings with which he illustrated his ideas have been largely ignored. This book fills that gap. It is divided into 15 chapters grouped by the engravings' subject; these illustrations (410 in total, all in black and white) reveal his singular mind and the way he was drawn to mysticism and magic.

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Author(s):
Godwin, Joscelyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500258600
ISBN-13:
9780500258606
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World

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Hardback copy with protective dust jacket. Book is in almost brand new condition, bar a small rip and dirt mark on the back of the dust jacket.

Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his researches in over thirty lavishly illustrated volumes in Latin. His museum in Rome was famous and visited by everybody in the world of learning. Inevitably, his work has been superseded in most areas of study, but he remains a key figure in the history of ideas and in recent years there has been a revival of interest, in which Joscelyn Godwin has played a leading role.

But while every other aspect of his thought has been studied, the fascinating engravings with which he illustrated his ideas have been largely ignored. This book fills that gap. It is divided into 15 chapters grouped by the engravings' subject; these illustrations (410 in total, all in black and white) reveal his singular mind and the way he was drawn to mysticism and magic.

Author(s):
Godwin, Joscelyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500258600
ISBN-13:
9780500258606
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World

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