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Title Duncan Liddel (1561-1613) : networks of polymathy and the Northern European Renaissance / edited by Pietro Daniel Omodeo in collaboration with Karin Friedrich
Published Leiden : Brill, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions, 2352-1325 ; volume 17
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 17
Contents Science and medicine in the humanistic networks of the northern European Renaissance / Pietro Daniel Omodeo -- Confabulatory life / Mordechai Feingold -- The European career of a Scottish mathematician and physician / Pietro Daniel Omodeo -- A pragmatic aspect of polymathy: the alliance of mathematics and medicine in Liddel's time / John Henry -- Logic, mathematics and natural light: Liddel on the foundations of knowledge / Jonathan Regier -- Liddel's Ars Medica (1607): the effective method as foundation of medical knowledge and of ethics / Laura Di Giammatteo -- It's who you know: scholarly networks in Liddel's Helmstedt -- Home-styling matters: symbolic dimensions of the professorial household at Liddel's Helmstedt / Elizabeth Harding -- Liddel and the University of Aberdeen / Duncan Cockburn -- Liddel on the geo-heliocentric controversy: his letter to Brahe from 1600 / Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Jonathan Regier -- Liddel's Oratio de praestantia mathematicarum / Pietro Daniel Omodeo -- Reconstructing Liddel's library at Aberdeen / Jane Pirie -- Liddel's published and unpublished works / Sabine Bertram
Summary "This collective volume in the history of early-modern science and medicine investigates the transfer of knowledge between Germany and Scotland focusing on the Scottish mathematician and physician Duncan Liddel of Aberdeen. It offers a contextualized study of his life and work in the cultural and institutional frame of the northern European Renaissance, as well as a reconstruction of his scholarly networks and of the scientific debates in the time of post-Copernican astronomy, Melanchthonian humanism and Paracelsian controversies. Contributors are: Sabine Bertram, Duncan Cockburn, Laura Di Giammatteo, Mordechai Feingold, Karin Friedrich, Elizabeth Harding, John Henry, Richard Kirwan, Jane Pirie, Jonathan Regier"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Liddel, Duncan, 1561-1613.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- History.
Mathematicians -- Scotland -- Biography.
Medicine -- Europe, Northern -- History.
Physicians -- Scotland -- Biography.
Renaissance -- Europe, Northern.
Science -- Europe, Northern -- History.
Germany -- Relations -- Scotland.
Scotland -- Intellectual life.
Scotland -- Relations -- Germany.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Friedrich, Karin, 1963- editor
Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, editor
LC no. 2016000091
ISBN 9004310665 (electronic bk.)
9789004310667 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (acid-free paper)
(hardback ;) (acid-free paper)