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The Resource The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling

The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling

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The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind
Title
The age of genius
Title remainder
the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature; the rise of the individual as a general and not merely an aristocratic type; and the invention and application of instruments and measurement in the study of the natural world"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Grayling, A. C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D242
LC item number
.G73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Civilization, Modern
  • War
  • Seventeenth century
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain, 2016"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Seeing the universe ; The epoch in human history -- A time of wars. The origins of the wars ; The loss of the Palatinate ; The mercenary captains ; The Edict of Restitution, 1629 -- The Swedish apogee ; From Wallenstein to Breisach ; Towards Westphalia ; In the ruins of Europe ; The maritime conflicts -- The cumulation of ideas. The intelligencers ; The short ways to knowledge ; Dr Dee and the potent art ; The Rosicrucian scare -- From magic to science. From magic to method ; The birth of science ; War and science -- The social order. Society and politics ; Language and belief -- Conclusion. Is it a myth?
Control code
ocn907966069
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)907966069
Label
The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain, 2016"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Seeing the universe ; The epoch in human history -- A time of wars. The origins of the wars ; The loss of the Palatinate ; The mercenary captains ; The Edict of Restitution, 1629 -- The Swedish apogee ; From Wallenstein to Breisach ; Towards Westphalia ; In the ruins of Europe ; The maritime conflicts -- The cumulation of ideas. The intelligencers ; The short ways to knowledge ; Dr Dee and the potent art ; The Rosicrucian scare -- From magic to science. From magic to method ; The birth of science ; War and science -- The social order. Society and politics ; Language and belief -- Conclusion. Is it a myth?
Control code
ocn907966069
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)907966069

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