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Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation

Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation
Studies in Intellectual Communication

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Howard Hotson, Stephen Clucas, Dagmar Capkova, Anthony Milton, Richard Popkin, Malcolm Oster, Gerhard Strasser, Jana Privratska, Vladimir Privratsky, Kevin Dunn, William Newman, Charles Webster, Antonio Clericuzio, Stephen Pumfrey, Inge Keil, T. C. Barnard, Patricia Coughlin, John Dixon Hunt, Mark Jenner.
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  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520119

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  • In the crucible of intellectual change that took place in the seventeenth century, the role of Samuel Hartlib was of immense significance. Hartlib (originally from Elbing) settled in England permanently from the late 1620s until his death in 1662. His aspirations formed a distinctive and influential strand in English intellectual life during those revolutionary decades. This volume reflects the variety of the theoretical and practical interests of Hartlib's circle and presents them in their continental context.

    •  An interdisciplinary collection which reflects upon the fascinating and multi-faceted world of 17th-century science and philosophy
    • Was the first full account of the huge influence of Samuel Hartlib on British intellectual life in the 17th century
    • Draws together many leading specialists in the history of science, history, literature, education and medicine
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    "This is a stimulating book....richly rewarding for those who want to move beyond the university-Westminster axis into the lives and concerns of seventeenth-century British intellectuals, reformers, and visionaries." James B. McSwain, Sixteenth Century Journal

    "...those who take the subtitle seriously will find a number of fascinating "studies in intellectual communication." Stanford Lehmberg, Rebaissance Quarterly

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    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520119
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie and Timothy Raylor
    Part I. The Cultivation of Mind and Soul:
    1. Philosophical pedagogy in reformed central Europe between Ramus and Comenius Howard Horson
    2. In search of 'The True Logick' Stephen Clucas
    3. Comenius and his ideals Dagmar Capkova
    4. 'The unchanged peacemaker'? John Dury and the politics of irenicism in England, 1628–1643 Anthony Milton
    5. Hartlib, Dury and the Jews Richard Popkin
    6. Millenarianism and the new science: the case of Robert Boyle Malcolm Oster
    Part II. The Communication of Knowledge:
    7. Closed and open languages: Samuel Hartlib's involvement with cryptology and universal languages Gerhard Strasser
    8. Language as the product and the mediator of knowledge: the concept of J. A. Comenius Jana Privratska and Vladimir Privratsky
    9. Milton among the monopolists: Areopagitica, intellectual property and the Hartlib circle Kevin Dunn
    10. George Starkey and the selling of secrets William Newman
    Part III. The Improvement of Nature and Society:
    11. Benjamin Worsley: engineering for universal reform from the Invisible College to the Navigation Act Charles Webster
    12. New light on Benjamin Worsley's natural philosophy Antonio Clericuzio
    13. 'These 2 hundred years not the like published as Gellibrand has done de Magnete': the Hartlib circle and magnetic philosophy Stephen Pumfrey
    14. Technology transfer and scientific specialization: Johann Wiesel, optician of Augsburg, and the Hartlib circle Inge Keil
    15. The Hartlib circle and the cult and culture of improvement in Ireland T. C. Barnard
    16. Natural history and historical nature: the project for a natural history of Ireland Patricia Coughlin
    17. Hortulan affairs John Dixon Hunt
    18. 'Another epocha'?: Hartlib, John Lanyon and the improvement of London in the 1650s Mark Jenner
    Appendix.

  • Editors

    Mark Greengrass, University of Sheffield

    Michael Leslie, Rhodes College, Memphis

    Timothy Raylor, Carleton College, Minnesota

    Contributors

    Howard Hotson, Stephen Clucas, Dagmar Capkova, Anthony Milton, Richard Popkin, Malcolm Oster, Gerhard Strasser, Jana Privratska, Vladimir Privratsky, Kevin Dunn, William Newman, Charles Webster, Antonio Clericuzio, Stephen Pumfrey, Inge Keil, T. C. Barnard, Patricia Coughlin, John Dixon Hunt, Mark Jenner.

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