Petrus Camper in context : science, the arts, and society in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic

Petrus Camper in context : science, the arts, and society in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic

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'A meteor of spirit, science, talent and activity' - thus Goethe described Petrus Camper (1722-1789). Goethe's words contain all the elements that make Camper such a fascinating figure in the history of science and arts in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic. This volume sheds new light on Camper's versatility, engagement, and charisma in all fields and disciplines he ventured into and published on. It not only addresses his scientific activities, findings, and opinions, but also delves into his career at the universities of Franeker, Amsterdam, and Groningen, his travels, relationships, friendships, and feuds, as well as the ways he communicated his wide-ranging research. Eleven case studies illustrate Camper's views on eighteenth-century life and society, which motivated not just his scientific, but also his political, societal, literary, and artistic practice. Together they amount to a plea for an integration of all aspects of his scholarly life and persona.


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Productspecificaties

Categorie
SISO
602.6 - Geneeskundigen; afzonderlijk
Onderwerp / PIM
Leeftijdsgroep
Moeilijkheidsgraad
NUR code
694
Materiaalsoort
ISBN
9789087044671
Taal
Editie / Druk
1
Jaar van uitgave
2015
Verschijningsdatum
Uitvoering boek
Aantal pagina's
316 pagina's
Hoogte
247
Breedte
176
Aantal banden
1
Bestelnummer
2014330060