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Sussex, London, Sussex, 1629–1638

Noel Malcolm

in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter chronicles the life of John Pell from 1629 to 1638. Pell's first employment was at Collyer's School, a grammar school at Horsham founded by Richard Collyer in 1533. Within a few months ... More


Milton, John Hall, and Cultural Communities in Post‐War London, 1646–1647

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses initially on John Hall of Durham, who had been under Stanley's patronage since 1642 and was a key member of his London literary group. Hall was also an avid reader of Milton's ... More


The Advancement of Learning

T.C. Barnard

in Cromwellian Ireland: English Government and Reform in Ireland 1649-1660

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208570
eISBN:
9780191678066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208570.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Education in Cromwellian Ireland continued to have a political and religious purpose. The schools and the university remained impervious to the new learning, which stressed experiment and utility. As ... More


Taking Notes in Samuel Hartlib's Circle

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the massive surviving set of papers collected by the Prussian émigré, Samuel Hartlib. These include his diaries, and the letters and documents generated by the network of ... More


Early Days in the Hartlib Circle (1642–48)

Michelle DiMeo

in Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle's Sister

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226731605
eISBN:
9780226731742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731742.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Katherine moved to London and separated from her husband, though they did not officially divorce. The English Civil War had just begun, and she tried to promote peace and engaged in politics by ... More


“Matters of Present Utility”: John Winthrop, Jr., the Royal Society, and the Politics of Intelligence in Restoration New England

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how John Winthrop, Jr. had achieved an international reputation as an alchemist by the time he became governor of Connecticut in 1657. During his travels to Europe he had met ... More


The Invisible Virtuoso: Bengt Skytte and the Royal Society*

Jane Finucane

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652068
eISBN:
9780191804694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652068.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Bengt Skytte's draft and propositions that would establish a ‘College of the Wise’ in England. In 1660, when he was staying in London, Skytte, a Swedish scholar and noble, sent ... More


Rival Memories: John Beale and Robert Boyle on Empirical Information

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Robert Boyle's views on memory and note-taking in the light of his relationship with Samuel Hartlib, and especially as revealed in his correspondence in the 1660s with John ... More


Introduction

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Samuel Hartlib, John Dury, and Johann Amos Comenius step from central Europe's Reformed world into the pages of English intellectual history as if from out of a void. The places where they studied — ... More


Reformation and Distrust

Koji Yamamoto

in Taming Capitalism before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, and 'Projecting' in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198739173
eISBN:
9780191802300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739173.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The collapse of Charles I’s Personal Rule did not end projecting activities. This chapter uses the well-documented case of the reforming circle of Samuel Hartlib during the 1640s and 1650s to explore ... More


From Pansophia to Public Humanities: Connecting Past and Present Through Community-Based Learning

Tania Boster

in Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455589
eISBN:
9781474477130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455589.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes a course that explores the public humanities by combining service learning with historical documentary analysis. Students pair with community partners working to address a ... More


Dissemination: The Reformed Diaspora and the Hartlib Circle

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Although typically identified with English Puritanism, the nucleus of the correspondence network which Samuel Hartlib envisaged in 1634 was originally composed primarily by intellectuals displaced, ... More


Engineering the Data State: Scopes, Meters, and Graphs

Patrick Carroll

in Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter develops the concept of the “data state”—a condition of being governed by number. It notes that government by number emerges from “political anatomy” and “political arithmetic.” It ... More


Thrifty Science: Oeconomy and Experiment

Simon Werrett

in Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610252
eISBN:
9780226610399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610399.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One argues that seventeenth-century English householders experimenting in their homes brought thrifty attitudes to new forms of natural knowledge-making, and while historians have focused on ... More


Divergence: Post-Ramist Pedagogy and Baconian Natural Philosophy

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Since the function and form of Comenian pansophia derived from the previous post-Ramist tradition, its sources and basic working methods naturally betrayed the same family resemblance. Far from ... More


Milton: Modelling the Ancients

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the role played by imitatio in John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. It shows how the traditional opposition between a ‘living’ imitation of a past text and a mere ... More


Expansion and Adaptation: The Post-Ramist Roots of Comenian Pansophia

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The following two chapters show how crucial elements of the educational reforms developed above all by Comenius and propagated by Hartlib and his associates emerged out of common roots in the ... More


Reconfiguration: The Encyclopaedia Turned Inside Out

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Alsted and Bisterfeld, Hartlib and Comenius, Welsch and Leibniz all proposed to emend the Encyclopaedia of 1630, and all failed. Contemplating the failure of these attempts opens up the broadest ... More


The Counsel of Herbs: Scientific Georgic

Claire Preston

in The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198704805
eISBN:
9780191780134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Vigorous, invigorating georgic communities and political sodalities included a large group of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century horticultural and arboricultural writers including Gervase Markham, ... More


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