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Author Prieto, Andrés I.

Title Missionary scientists : Jesuit science in Spanish South America, 1570-1810 / Andrés I. Prieto
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 287 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : science and the Jesuit ways of proceeding -- Jesuit struggles in Peru -- Confessing the power to heal -- Christianizing demonic knowledge -- Science and expansion -- Astronomy between Chiloe, Lima and Rome -- The two faces of Acosta's Historia natural y moral -- The irreducible difference of America -- Local nature, local histories -- Epilogue : the Jesuit and the armchair philosopher
Summary The first scientists of the New World
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jesuits -- Missions -- South America -- History.
Jesuits -- South America -- History.
Jesuits -- South America -- Intellectual life -- History.
Natural history -- South America -- History.
Religion and science -- South America -- History.
Peru (Viceroyalty) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826517463 (electronic bk.)
9780826517463 (electronic bk.)