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Learned Academies and Societies

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Beginning with the humanists and spreading to the new sciences, the formation of academies and societies, beginning in the fifteenth century, had a profound influence on the spread of learning, much ... More


Stokes and the Royal Society

Sloan Evans Despeaux

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines George Gabriel Stokes’s almost four decades of service to the Royal Society. As Secretary from 1854 to 1885, Stokes devoted an enormous amount of time and effort to editing the ... More


The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198566014
eISBN:
9780191713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More


In Good Company: The Business of Abridgements in Eighteenth-Century England

S.J. Michael F. Suarez

in Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Throughout the eighteenth century, the business of reprinting books was associated with abridging texts. However unusual it may seem today, the copyholder’s property right in a ‘thoughtful ... More


Epilogue

Thomas Owens

in Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840862
eISBN:
9780191876479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840862.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The Epilogue examines Coleridge’s reception and influence at the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833, and explores his small role in the ... More


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