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Silent Messengers - The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries

English · Paperback / Softback

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This book speaks about a world of mute objects ranging from plant bulbs, divining rods, and archeological findings to drawn, painted or printed images. It describes the functions of these objects as ambiguous and polyvalent carriers of knowledge, and analyzes the ways in which networks of scholars, craftsmen, mathematicians, anatomy professors or merchants active in the Low Countries attributed new meanings to them. The book treats of a period in which cities like Antwerp and Amsterdam were nodal points in the international exchange of goods, news, and skills.

About the author

Christoph Lüthy (1964) teaches History of Science at Radboud University Nijmegen and is a member of The Young Academy. He studied Philosophy and Modern Linguistics at Oxford and Physics at Basel, and obtained his PhD in the History of Science at Harvard. His research focuses on the historical interaction between the natural sciences and philosophy.

Product details

Assisted by Sven Dupré (Editor), Sven Dupré (Editor), Christoph Lüthy (Editor), Christoph Lüthy (Editor)
Publisher Lit Verlag
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.08.2011
EAN 9783825816353
ISBN 978-3-8258-1635-3
No. of pages 400
Weight 775 g
Illustrations w. figs.
Series Low Countries Studies on the Circulation of Natural Knowledge
Low Countries Studies on the Circulation of Natural Knowledge
Subject Humanities, art, music > Humanities (general)

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