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

Grayling, A. C., author. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 940.252 GRAYLING (Text) 33946003082547 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620403440
  • ISBN: 1620403447
  • Physical Description: x, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in Great Britain, 2016"--Title-page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-340) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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?
Summary, etc.: "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"
Subject: Science > History.
Civilization, Modern > 17th century.
War > History.
Seventeenth century.
Europe > Intellectual life > 17th century.
Europe > History > 17th century.

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