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Title Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), between science and scholarship / edited by Eric Jorink and Dirk van Miert
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QH31.V67 I73 2012    AVAILABLE    30530001351725
Descript xi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; volume 214
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 214
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Mostly remembered for his library and for his biblical criticism, Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) played a central role in the early modern European world of learning. Among other subjects, Vossius published on the true age of the world, optics, and the merits of Chinese civilization. He was appointed an early Fellow of the Royal Society, and moved in the circles which later gave rise to the Académie Royale des Sciences. Together with Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), he was considered the Dutch Republic's foremost student of nature. In this volume, a range of authors analyse Vossius'sfascinating world of scientific discovery, freethinking, career opportunities, slander and gossip - the full spectrum of the Republic of Letters, much of which has sadly been written out of the history of both scholarship and science"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689
Naturalists -- Netherlands -- Biography
Biblical scholars -- Netherlands -- Biography
Europe -- History -- 17th century
Alt Author Jorink, Eric, editor
Miert, Dirk van, editor
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