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Athanasius Kircher

Scientist (2-May-1601 — 28-Nov-1680)


Felicia Englmann. Sphärenharmonie und Mikrokosmos: Das politische Denken des Athanasius Kircher. Böhlau-Verlag GmbH. 2006. 385pp. Language: German.

Paula Findlen. Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything. London: Routledge. 2003. 464pp.

Joscelyn Godwin. Athanasius Kircher: A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge. London: Thames and Hudson. 1979. 96pp. Alternative subtitle, A Late Renaissance Philosopher And Scientist.

Brian L. Merrill (editor). Athanasius Kircher, Jesuit Scholar: An Exhibition of his Works in the Harold B. Lee Library Collections at Brigham Young University. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. 1989. 74pp.

A. M. Partini. Athanasius Kircher e l'alchimia: Testi scelti e commentati. Edizioni Mediterranee. 2004. 144pp. Language: Italian.

Dino Pastine. La nascita dell'idolatria: L'oriente religioso di Athanasius Kircher. Florence, Italy: La Nuova Italia. 1978. 324pp.

Conor Reilly. Athanasius Kircher S. J.: Master of a Hundred Arts, 1602-1680. Wiesbaden and Rome: Edizioni del Mondo. 1974. 207pp. Reprint of 1940 edition.

Ingrid D. Rowland. The Ecstatic Journey: Athanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome. University of Chicago Library. 2000. 109pp.

Daniel Stolzenberg (editor). The Great Art of Knowing: The Baroque Encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher. Stanford University Libraries. 2001. 160pp. Contents 13 articles, to accompany an exhibit at Stanford.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.502)

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