By Paula Findlen
I have learn much approximately this guy and was once stunned to discover a publication approximately him in my neighborhood book shop. even if, i used to be dissapointed while i eventually set out to interpreting the publication and truly obtained so bored i did not end it!
It regrettably reads like a persons' Masters thesis. This test at writing is abissmal, and may by no means were revealed ahead of an honest (mass-market) editor checked out it. might have been much better is admittedly all i am announcing.
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79 None of these translations ever appeared. But perhaps that was not the point of it all. In 1646, Kircher presented himself as a consummate encyclopedist whose knowledge of the arts and sciences rested on his ability to read virtually every ancient language of interest in Catholic Europe and whose reputation depended upon his access to rare and important manuscripts. He was a successful book-hunter in a city of ferocious bibliophiles. 7. ” Source: Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (Amsterdam, 1665).
7. ” Source: Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (Amsterdam, 1665). Courtesy of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries. 1630s. 7). The sources of his authority had not exactly changed, since he continued to be a man in possession of many secrets. But the location of this kind of knowledge no longer lay in arcane manuscripts alone. 81 The increased propensity to view Kircher’s books as a complete corpus only enhanced the sensation that Kircher was an authority beyond measure. In 1646, Kircher outlined a project to become a single-author Encyclopaedia Britannica.
But, Peiresc reminded his colleagues, he was not a bad sort of Jesuit nor should he be entirely dismissed as a scholar. 54 Besides, it was rumored in 1636 that Kircher was about to leave for the Levant at any moment. Good relations with Kircher and the Society of Jesus would ensure that European scholars had a steady supply of unknown manuscripts in foreign tongues for years to come. Peiresc’s attitude toward Kircher suggests a number of different things we might keep in mind. Quite evidently, he did not trust Kircher’s antiquarian instincts any more than did the late-seventeenth- and eighteenth-century scholars who castigated Kircher, delighting in their discovery of his errors.
Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything by Paula Findlen